Construction of BokaLift 2 has started
PRESS RELEASE – At Drydocks World in Dubai, the hull modification of the BokaLift 2 has started. The conversion scope includes the fabrication and installation of 9,000 tonnes of steel blocks on both sides of the vessel to increase the stability of the vessel and the installation of a new work deck.
A 4,000-tonne crane will be installed on the vessel in 2021. This revolving crane will be capable of lifting structures more than 100 meters high.
Peter Berdowski, CEO of Boskalis: “Yesterday’s steel cutting ceremony marks an important step for Boskalis and the conversion of the Bokalift 2. The huge deck space combined with the large crane make the Bokalift 2 an extremely versatile asset and valuable addition to the Boskalis fleet. We look forward to putting this unique crane vessel to work on its maiden offshore wind project in Taiwan.”
The Bokalift 2 will be deployed for the first time at the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project in Taiwan, which is 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.