Boskalis to add multipurpose DP2 vessel to its fleet

4 December 2020 (Last Updated December 4th, 2020 10:38)

Boskalis, the Netherlands-based company engaged in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services, has announced the addition of a multipurpose DP2 vessel, Boka Tiamat, to its fleet in January.

Boskalis to add multipurpose DP2 vessel to its fleet
Boka Tiamat has been retrofitted with a 1,300 kW SeaQ Energy Storage System. Credit: Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

Boskalis, the Netherlands-based company engaged in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services, has announced the addition of a multipurpose DP2 vessel, Boka Tiamat, to its fleet in January.

Boka Tiamat will be deployed for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

VARD BRATVAAG built the offshore construction vessel and delivered it as a new build last year.

Boka Tiamat has been retrofitted with a 1,300 kW SeaQ Energy Storage System.

The company claimed that the new system helps in the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions during DP (dynamic positioning) operations.

In a social media post, Boskalis stated: “By adding the Boka Tiamat to our fleet we take another step towards realizing our sustainability ambitions for our vessels.”

The 98m ship can accommodate around 82 people in 54 cabins. It is equipped with a 120t active heave compensation offshore knuckle jib crane with main winch.

Boskalis’ Bokalift 2, a drillship, is currently being transformed into an offshore installation vessel at Drydocks World in Dubai.

Along with Boka Tiamat, Bokalift 2 will be deployed in Taiwan.

BoWei Offshore, a joint venture between Boskalis and Hwa Chi construction, will operate the vessel.

In October, Boskalis secured three contracts for port maintenance and coastal protection activities in Germany.

The combined value of these dredging contracts was €45m.

In July last year, Boskalis won a contract to restore the main propulsion system on the Carnival Vista ship.

Under the contract, the company must repair two Azipod engines on the Carnival Cruise Line ship using floating dry dock, a process requiring one of its vessels to be half-submerged.