BOA Barge 33 Contracted for TM Edison Energy Island
BOA has been awarded a major contract by TM Edison, a joint venture between Jan De Nul and DEME, for the launching of 23 concrete caissons for the world’s first energy Island, Princess Elisabeth Island, located in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
For launching of these caissons weighing up to 22.400t, BOA will provide the semi-submersible Boa Barge 33 (140m x 57,05m x 8.54m), modified to manage load-outs of extreme weights over the stern.
The Boa Barge 33 has capacities of submerging up to 21,5m of water above deck, uniform deck strength of 31.5 t/m2 and a free deck are 5,800m2 and can accommodate the load-out and float-off of heavy loads making this barge one of the most capable of its type.
BOA scope of work also includes project engineering and operational management.
The operations will commence during spring 2024.
The Princess Elisabeth is the world’s first energy island and will connect the windfarms from the sea to the mainland and create new connections with other European countries such as the United Kingdom and Denmark.