Three years of work done on Changfang & Xidao offshore wind farm
Foundations for the Changfang & Xidao offshore wind farm in Taiwan have all been set waiting for the continuation of the 589 MW project. Over the last three years, Boskalis has put its crane vessels Bokalift 1 and Bokalift 2 to work, installing a large number of pin piles and jackets.
In total, Boskalis’ vessels installed a total of 186 pin piles and placed 62 three-legged jacked foundations on top of them. Besides Bokalift 1 and Bokalift 2, Boskalis deployed the Mighty Servant 3, Boka Atlantic, Boka Tiamat, Boka Southern Ocean and Boka Falcon.
After the first two campaigns, this year the Bokalift 1 was assisted by the heavy transport vessel Mighty Servant 3, which transported a number of jackets from Taipei to the offshore wind farm. Construction support vessels Boka Atlantic and Boka Tiamat provided essential supporting activities.
Bokalift 2 in the US
Following its deployment at the Changfang & Xidao Boskalis’ converted crane vessel Bokalift 2 headed to the United States where it will take part in the company’s 100th offshore wind farm project. The vessel departed the Port of Rotterdam and is on its journey across the Atlantic in May this year.
Bokalift 2 is a former drillship that has undergone complex modifications led by a team of Boskalis specialists in Singapore and China. 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. Further load tests were completed in Singapore. From there Bokalift 2 immediately started with the transportation and installation of jackets for the Changfang & Xidao windfarm in Taiwan.