Dutch offshore and dredging specialist Boskalis has been awarded a series of marine transport contracts via its wholly owned subsidiary Dockwise worth a combined value of approximately $50m.
Dockwise was awarded a contract by Husky Oil Operations for the transportation of the West White Rose Topside from Texas, USA to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The transport is expected to take place in 2021.
Dockwise was also awarded a contract by Lamprell Energy for the transportation of 36 jackets from the construction yard in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates to Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Two semi-submersible heavy transport vessels will be deployed for the contract.
In addition, Dockwise was awarded a contract by Heerema Marine Contractors for the transportation of the semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod, which will be loaded onto the Dockwise Vanguard in the port of Rotterdam to Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling yard in China.
Lastly, Dockwise in partnership with Patriot Shipping received a contract from the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command for the transportation of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald, using semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Transshelf. The destroyer was damaged following a collision with a container ship in June. The transport will take place in the fourth quarter of 2017.