Royal Boskalis Westminster was recently awarded new installation contracts by separate clients.
For UK-based Cobra Wind International, Boskalis will transport and install five floating wind turbines for the Kincardine offshore wind farm 15 kilometres off the coast of Aberdeen. The 9.5MW turbines will each be anchored at a depth of 60 to 80 metres.
Later this month, the heavy anchor handling tug (AHT) Boka Falcon will start installing the anchors and chains on the seabed. In the meantime, the floating foundations will be transported from Ferrol in Spain to Rotterdam, for which Boskalis will deploy Fjord as a semi-submersible barge.
In Rotterdam, the wind turbines will be mounted on the foundations, after which the floating wind turbines are towed to the wind farm.
In addition to Boka Falcon and Fjord, three Boskalis AHTs will be deployed on this project.
Boskalis will also install 20 bridge sections for the 4,600-metre-long Çanakkale 1915 bridge in Southwest Turkey.
The floating sheerleg crane Asian Hercules III will be deployed for lifting and installing the sections while a Boskalis AHT will provide assistance during the execution of these activities, which will take place in 2021.
In 2019 Boskalis was already involved in the construction of the bridge with the installation of the foundations of the bridge pylons and various other lifting and transport operations of steel and concrete bridge elements.
The client for the second project is DSLY, a consortium of South Korea’s Daelim and SK Group and Turkish partners Limak Holding and Yapı Merkezi.
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