JULY 9, 2013 — Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. reports that since mid-June its Dockwise subsidiary has won $175 million in new contracts for heavy marine transport as well as transport and installation (T&I) services.
Various short term heavy marine transport contracts were acquired, primarily for the transportation of jack-up rigs, and all due to commence in the next couple of months. Included in these contracts is the transportation of large, state-of-the-art new built rigs from Singapore to Brazil in 2013/14 on the Dockwise Vanguard, the world's largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel. .
Four long term heavy marine transport contracts were won, two of which have a float-over T&I component.
Dockwise will transport a jacket and topside unit for delivery in Malaysia and install the 15,000 t topside through a float-over (2015); transport a fixed production structure on behalf of Statoil from Korea to Norway (2016); and will install the topside for the Aasta Hansteen development in the North Sea through a dual barge float-over (2015). The remaining heavy marine transport contract will see the Dockwise Vanguard be deployed for the transportation of a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) from the Far East to West Africa (2016).