Boskalis New Vessel to Set Up OWF Foundations in Taiwan

Boskalis and its Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction have been awarded the foundation scope for the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

The project includes the transportation and installation of sixty two three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying 186 pin piles.

The contract value for Boskalis is said to be between €150 million and €300 million and is subject to financial close of the CFXD OWF project by CIP due later this year.

Boskalis and Hwa Chi will execute this project as BoWei (Boskalis HwaChi Offshore Wind Taiwan Co. Ltd.).

BoWei will subcontract work to local suppliers including the sourcing of support vessels, local engineering and logistic services.

The CFXD OWF is located approximately 15 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. Engineering and pre-construction works started recently and the project is scheduled to be executed in the period 2021-2023.

CFXD OWF will be the launching project for the new Bokalift 2 crane vessel.

Similar to the Bokalift 1, Boskalis will convert an existing hull to create the Bokalift 2 crane vessel. The DP2 vessel with accommodation for 150 persons will boast 7,500 m2 of free deck space and a 4,000-ton revolving crane capable of lifting structures more than 100 meters high.

The Bokalift 2 will be a flexible value adding asset, well positioned for the installation of current and future generation offshore wind turbine foundations as well as oil and gas structures in addition to serving the decommissioning and salvage market, Boskalis noted.

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