Boskalis Launching New Bokalift 2 Crane Vessel Project
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has announced their involvement in a new offshore wind project off the coast of Taiwan today. Together with Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction Co. Ltd. they have been awarded the foundation scope for the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The project includes the transportation and installation of sixty two three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying 186 pin piles. The contract value for Boskalis is substantial (For Boskalis, a “substantial” contract is between EUR 150 million and EUR 300 million) and is subject to financial close of the CFXD OWF project by CIP due later this year.
CFXD OWF will be the launching project for the new Bokalift 2 crane vessel. Similar to the successful Bokalift 1, Boskalis will convert an existing hull to create the Bokalift 2 crane vessel. The DP2 vessel with accommodation for 150 persons will boast 7,500 m2 of free deck space and a 4,000t revolving crane capable of lifting structures more than 100 meters high. The Bokalift 2 will be a flexible value adding asset, well positioned for the installation of current and future generation offshore wind turbine foundations as well as oil and gas structures in addition to serving the decommissioning and salvage market.