Boskalis Awarded FPSO Transport Contract for the Dockwise Vanguard

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The Dockwise Vanguard’s first cargo, the Jack/St. Malo semisubmersible (c) 2013 Dockwise

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has announced that their wholly-owned, and recently acquired subsidiary, Dockwise, has been awarded USD $175 million in new marine heavy transport and installation contracts.

The contracts include transporting an undisclosed number of jack-up rigs as well as the transportation of large, state-of-the-art rigs from Singaporean shipyards to Brazil in 2013 and 2014 on the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard.

In addition, four long term heavy marine transport contracts were signed, of which two also include a float-over T&I component.

In 2015, Dockwise will transport a jacket and topside unit for delivery in Malaysia and install the 15,000 MT topside through a float-over as well as install the topside for the Aasta Hansteen development in the North Sea through a dual barge float-over.

In 2016, Dockwise will transport a fixed production structure on behalf of Statoil from Korea to Norway and utilize the Dockwise Vanguard to transport a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) from the Far East to West Africa.

In their emailed statement, Boskalis notes that their strategy is “aimed at benefitting from key macro-economic factors which drive worldwide demand in our markets: expansion of the global economy, increase in energy consumption, global population growth and the challenges that go hand in hand with climate change. These contract wins by Dockwise are closely related to the increase in energy consumption.”