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Drydocks World cuts steel on Boskalis conversion job

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Drydocks World has started work on the conversion of a drillship to an offshore installation vessel for Boskalis.

The Dubai shipyard held a steel cutting ceremony for the project on Monday 18 May that will see the drillship Yan converted to an offshore installation vessel to be called Bokalift 2.

The conversion involves over 10,000 tonnes of steel and will see the installation of a 10,000 tonne crane with the vessel designed to carry out offshore windfarm installations off Taiwan.

“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,” said Rado Antolovic, ceo of Drydocks World.

The project is being carried out according to BV class rules.

The converted vessel Bokalift 2 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.


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