Bokalift 2 makes a pit stop in Amsterdam
With the job done on the east coast of the United States, Boskalis’ converted crane vessel, Bokalift 2, has returned to Europe for a quick pit stop before returning to work.
The return comes only three months after the vessel departed Rotterdam for the installation of XXL monopiles along the east coast of the United States. The vessel also lifted and installed the topside for the Ørsted and Eversource’s South Fork Wind project’s offshore substation.
During this stopover at the Port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Bokalift 2 will be prepared for the next project: installing XXL monopiles and offshore substations for the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. Earlier this year Boskalis secured a multidisciplinary role for the development of the Moray West offshore wind farm.
The 231-meter-long crane vessel is currently docked at the TMA Terminal Amsterdam where it is mobilizing for the next project.
To reach the port of Amsterdam, Bokalift 2 sailed through the IJmuiden sea lock, the largest sea lock in the world that was opened last year and to which Boskalis contributed in multiple ways. With its trailing suction hopper dredgers Strandway and Shoalway, the company carried out dredging work for the new lock and its colleagues from Boskalis’ Inshore and Nearshore Diving Services team executed preparatory work for pouring 30,000 cubic meters of underwater concrete.
Last but not least, one of its heavy transport vessels transported three steel lock doors weighing around 2,900 tons each.