Drydocks World, the service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors held a steel-cutting ceremony yesterday to mark the start of production on a conversion project for Boskalis.
Drydocks World will convert a ship into a crane vessel named BOKALIFT 2. This vessel is designed to carry out a variety of offshore operations including the transport and installation of wind turbine foundations as well as the installation and decommissioning of offshore platforms.
The project is expected to use 9,000T of steel, and a 4,000T crane will be installed on the vessel. Drydocks World will carry out the conversion work as per BV class rules starting with detailed engineering, supply of steel, piping and electrical bulk material, construction, and installation of client issued equipment until mechanical completion.
Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD CEO of Drydocks World said “We thank Boskalis for the opportunity to deliver this critical project. The work will equip the vessel with enhanced performance and operational efficiency. As with all projects carried out under the current circumstances. All production work will comply with strict Covid-19 precautionary safety measures.
Drydocks World is a specialist in offshore conversion, and we are very pleased to be extending our expertise to a project that will contribute to renewable energy development in Taiwan.”