Royal Boskalis has secured a hand full of heavy marine transport contracts worth approximately 120 million US dollars. One of these concerns the transportation of an FPSO with a weight exceeding 91,000 tonnes to be executed by semi-submersible heavy lift vessel BOKA Vanguard.
Last year, Boskalis transported the 90,000-tonne FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit) from Qingdao, China, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), a record for the BOKA Vanguard at the time (watch a video of this transport below). Now, the company will transport a similar, but heavier FPSO from China to Brazil. With a weight exceeding 91,000 tonnes, this sets a new record for the BOKA Vanguard. The transport is scheduled to commence at the end of 2019.
The global dredging contractor and marine services provider based in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, was also awarded the contract for the transportation of an FPSO from the fabrication yard in China to the North Sea in 2021 and the transportation of two Floating Production Systems from Singapore to the Gulf of Mexico in the period 2021-2022. These cargoes will be transported on the high-end open-stern heavy transport vessels White Marlin and Blue Marlin.
Boskalis also secured a contract for the transportation of various large LNG modules from a fabrication yard in China to Russia. The contract ties up the Blue Marlin and Black Marlin commencing Q2 2021.
The contracts were signed in the third and fourth quarter of 2019.
Picture: The Boka Vanguard in the Port of Rotterdam (by Frans Berkelaar, CC BY-ND 2.0).