Boskalis has expanded its offshore energy fleet with the Boka Ocean. The current pipe-laying vessel, formerly named Apache II, is being prepared in Rotterdam for the modification to a cable-laying vessel.
The Boka Ocean is a sister vessel of the Boka Northern Ocean and Boka Southern Ocean, which Boskalis has acquired in the past two years.
A special fact about the three sister vessels is that they all have a different function than initially as a pipe-laying vessel. The Boka Northern Ocean and Boka Southern Ocean have been modified into high-end construction support vessels that are carrying out a wide range of offshore activities. The Boka Ocean is being converted into a specialist cable-laying vessel.
The Boka Ocean was built in 2009 and measures 138.3 metres by 27 metres.
Picture by Boskalis.