Boskalis bags OWF export cables transportation job
Offshore contractor and maritime services provider Boskalis has bagged a significant transportation and installation job for an undisclosed offshore wind farm project. The company did say that the transportation and installation of the export cables will be done to the tune of somewhere between €150-300 million.
The contract scope comprises ocean transportation of export cables with the use of in-house heavy transport vessels. The installation scope includes three 275kV AC export cables with a combined total length in excess of 200 kilometres and will tie up one of the N-class cable laying vessels for at least nine months.
Preparatory works will commence in the second half of 2023 and the cable installation works will commence in 2024, the company said in its statement.
Boskalis’ successful track record in offshore wind energy is founded in Europe and has expanded to Asia and the US. Boskalis’ strategy is aimed at leveraging on key macro-economic factors and supporting the energy transition. With this project and through its client, Boskalis is advancing the energy transition by making offshore renewable energy available.
The contract comes on the back of Boskalis’ decision to retrofit vessels within its Offshore Energy division with Energy Storage Systems, or power packs. The modifications, which will be completed over the next two years, will be carried out on the versatile crane vessels Bokalift 1 and Bokalift 2, two construction support vessels and two diving support vessels, all of which have dynamic position DP2 capabilities.
Boskalis is committed to reducing its emissions in the near term using currently available technologies and to becoming climate neutral across its global operations by 2050.