Dubai-based Drydocks World marked the start of production on an offshore installation conversion project for Boskalis B.V. with a steel-cutting ceremony.
Drydocks World will convert a drill ship YAN into an offshore installation vessel named BOKALIFT 2. This vessel is designed to carry out offshore operations for windmill installations in Taiwan.
The project is expected to use over 10,000T of steel, and a 4,000T crane will be installed on the vessel.
Drydocks World will carry out the conversion work as per BV class rules, including: detailed engineering, supply of steel, piping and electrical bulk material as well as the construction and installation of client issued equipment.
Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD CEO of Drydocks World said; “We thank Boskalis B.V. for the opportunity to deliver this critical project. The work will equip the vessel with enhanced performance and operational efficiency. As with all projects carried out under the current circumstances, all production work will comply with strict Covid-19 precautionary safety measures.
Drydocks World is a specialist in offshore conversion, and we are very pleased to be extending our expertise to a project that will contribute to renewable energy development in Taiwan.”
The BOKALIFT2 will be operated by BoWei Offshore, a joint venture between Boskalis and Hwa Chi construction and 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.