Drydocks World commences Offshore Installation Vessel Conversion Project

Drydocks World, the service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, held a steel-cutting ceremony today to mark the start of production on a conversion project for Boskalis B.V.

The Dubai facility will convert a drill ship YAN into an offshore installation vessel named BOKALIFT 2. This vessel is designed to carry out offshore operations for windmill installations in Taiwan.

The project is expected to use over 10,000 tonnes of steel, and a 4,000t SWL crane will be installed on the vessel.

Drydocks World will carry out the conversion work as per BV class rules, including: detailed engineering, supply of steel, piping and electrical bulk material as well as the construction and installation of client issued equipment.

Capt Rado Antolovic PhD, CEO of Drydocks World, said: “We thank Boskalis B.V. for the opportunity to  deliver this critical project. The work will equip the vessel with enhanced performance and operational efficiency.  As with all projects carried out under the current circumstances, all production work will comply with strict Covid-19 precautionary safety measures.

Drydocks World is a specialist in offshore conversion, and we are very pleased to be extending our expertise to a project that will contribute to renewable energy development in Taiwan.”

The BOKALIFT2 will be operated by BoWei Offshore, a joint venture between Boskalis and Hwa Chi construction and deployed for the first time at the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project in Taiwan, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and two Taiwanese life insurance companies.