Boskalis reached an important milestone in the conversion project of its new crane vessel Bokalift 2.
This milestone marks the beginning of an important new phase in the modification of the vessel’s hull and deck.
The conversion scope includes the fabrication and installation of 9,000 tons of steel blocks on both sides of the vessel to increase the stability of the vessel and the installation of a new work deck. A 4,000 ton crane will be installed on the vessel in 2021. This revolving crane will be capable of lifting structures more than 100 meters high.
Commissioned by CDWE the Bokalift 2 will be deployed for the first time at the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project in Taiwan. The project includes the transportation and installation of 62 three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying 186 pin piles.
In October 2019 CDWE signed a contract for the transport and installation 62 wind turbines divided over the two sites. CDWE is a joint venture between CSBC Corporation, Taiwan and DEME Offshore.