The Ostensjo Rederi offshoot says the initial vessel will be 155 meters long, capable of housing 800 people and will boast amenities like two swimming pools, a gym and sauna.

Upon delivery in June 2015 the unit will provide construction support and living quarters for support personnel during the commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore installations in regions like the North Sea, Mediterranean and Australia, according to a statement.

“Due to a proven concept and significantly lower investment and operating cost compared to semisubmersible accommodation rigs, the new accommodation vessels will be highly competitive in a market with anticipated fierce competition,” said CEO Johan Rokstad.