Olympia named ‘Vessel of the Year’Wednesday, March 12 - 2014 A V.Ships Brasil crew-managed vessel has been recognised for its innovative design and efficient operation at a prestigious awards ceremony in London. The CSS Olympia, a compact semi-submersible, outshone the competition to win the 'Support Vessel of the Year' Award at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference held in London on 19 February 2014. The awards, which were attended by more than 450 guests from key industry companies all over the world including V.Offshore, were one of the highlights of the 3 day conference event which focuses on the Offshore sector. The award for Support Vessel of the Year, sponsored by DVB Bank, is awarded to the owner, designer and builder of an offshore support vessel delivered in the past calendar year which is considered to have set an industry benchmark through innovative design and efficient operation. The CSS Olympia is owned by GranEnergia, was designed by MAC/STX Marine and built by Fujian Mawei. The vessel will operate in the Campos Basin and its deployment to this offshore area forms part of Petrobras' US$5.6bn Campos basin efficiency recovery program. V.Group is delighted to congratulate the GranEnergia and the CSS Olympia on their win and we look forward to continuing to work with the best and brightest vessels and owner/operators within the Offshore industry.