Dockwise to transport West White Rose topsides to eastern Canada

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has won a number of marine transport contracts with a combined contract value of about $50 million.

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PAPENDRECHT, the NetherlandsRoyal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has won a number of marine transport contracts with a combined contract value of about $50 million.

Husky Oil Operations Ltd. has contracted Boskalis subsidiary Dockwise to transport the West White Rose topsides from Texas to Newfoundland and Labrador.

The contract includes the engineering, preparation and execution of the loading, transport and discharge operation of the topsides.

The topsides will be skidded onto a large barge, which in turn will be floated onto the semisubmersible heavy transport vesselDockwise Vanguardthat will transport the cargo to Newfoundland and Labrador. The transport is expected to take place in 2021.

Dockwise was also awarded a contract by Lamprell Energy Ltd. for the transportation of 36 jackets from the construction yard in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates to Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The jackets will serve as foundations for the East Anglia offshore wind farm development. Two semisubmersible heavy transport vessels will be deployed for this contract.

In addition,Heerema Marine Contractors contracted Dockwise to transport the semisubmersible crane vesselHermod. The Hermodwill be loaded onto the Dockwise Vanguardin the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and will be transported to Zhoushan, China. Once discharged, the Hermod will be dismantled and recycled at the Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling yard. The loading will take place in the coming days and the vessel is expected to depart soon thereafter.

09/07/2017

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