The SSP Plus
The SSP Plus is the harsh environment design extension of the SSP Base, which has been specifically designed to achieve low heave motions and is an excellent choice for a field development where SCRs or even dry-trees may be the preferred choice.
The SSP Plus has a tapered, enclosed heave module integrated into the hull allowing the unit to achieve industry leading heave motions. For wet-tree FPSO applications, where maintaining a small draft change is not a pre-requisite, the storage capacity is 2 million barrels. Where a minimal draft change is required (SCRs or dry-trees) a ballast system is used and a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels oil is achieved.
The exceptional heave motions and the inherent stability of the SSP Plus are unique in the offshore floating market and create significant optionality for use of the SSP Plus in a variety of commercial applications beyond the original FPSO or FSO applications envisioned by SSP.