Boskalis Creates New Horizon in Heavy Marine Transport
Boskalis is about to set a new record and create another new horizon. Boskalis’ BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, is currently getting ready to load a 90,000 ton Floating Production, Storage and Offloading platform.
This is equivalent to the weight of approximately 300 Boeing 747s, making it the heaviest cargo ever to be transported by a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel. Until recently, the BOKA Vanguard was known as the Dockwise Vanguard.
The renaming and subsequent rebranding of the vessel marks the start of the process to present the company’s integrated service portfolio for the Offshore Energy sector under a single brand name: Boskalis. This first important step symbolises the ambition to bring together the various business units, each with their unique background, offering our clients a truly unparalleled combination of people, vessels and activities able to break new grounds and create new horizons.
VBMS, Dockwise and Fairmount Become Boskalis
Boskalis also announced that from now on, its integrated service portfolio for the offshore energy market will be presented under one single brand name. As a result, Dockwise, Fairmount and VBMS, subsidiaries of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., will continue to offer their services under the brand name Boskalis.
Boskalis is a specialist within its respective marine contracting disciplines, with the ability to combine its offering. The company aims to strengthen its leadership positions in Marine Transport & Services and Seabed Intervention, and to expand its position in Marine Installation, Subsea, and Marine Survey. The latter is supported by the recent acquisition of Gardline.
As a response to the growing market demand for inspection, repair and maintenance of subsea offshore installation, pipelines and cables, Boskalis recently added two large diving support vessels (DSVs) and crane vessel Bokalift 1 to its fleet, to be employed both for oil and gas and for offshore windfarm installation projects.
From 30 April to 3 May 2018, Boskalis will be exhibiting at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. During OTC, Boskalis will present its unique range of specialist activities for the Offshore Energy industry.