- Published: 18 May 2020 18 May 2020
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has announced the start of the conversion project of its new crane vessel Bokalift 2. A steel cutting ceremony took place at the shipyard Drydocks World in Dubai.
The conversion scope includes the fabrication and installation of 9,000 tons 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 ton crane will be installed on the vessel in 2021. This revolving crane will be capable of lifting structures more than 100 meters high. The Bokalift 2 will be deployed for the first time at the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project in Taiwan, 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.