Bokalift 2 heads for its first job off Taiwan
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Bokalift 2 heads for its first job off Taiwan

Boskalis newly converted crane vessel, Bokalift 2, has recently set sail to its first transport and installation assignment in Taiwan. Converting the former drillship YAN into a crane vessel was the job completed by Drydocks World. The vessel then headed to Xiamen, China where its got its 4,000-ton Huisman crane installed. 

The vessel then headed to Singapore where it completed a range of load tests in Singapore. Boskalis said that following the load tests their new crane vessel set sail to its first transport and installation assignment in Taiwan. There, this Bokalift 2 will transport and install jacket foundations and accompanying pin piles with its 4,000 ton crane for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm project.

Owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and two Taiwanese life insurance companies, the project includes the transportation and installation of 62 three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying 186 pin piles.

With a free deck space of 7,500 square metres and a revolving crane, which is capable of lifting structures more than 100 meters high, the Bokalift 2 is uniquely positioned to play an important role in the energy transition. The coming years the vessel will be fully utilised for this purpose on offshore wind project in Asia and the US.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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