Boskalis to Transport LNG Export Modules
Shipping and dredging group Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a “sizable” contract for the transportation of a number of breakbulk modules for a North American LNG export facility.
The scope of work will include the logistical management and transportation of various large modules from the fabrication yard in China to the facility in North America.
“The contract ties up two high-end open-stern heavy transport vessels commencing the second quarter of 2021 through to the third quarter of 2022,” a spokesperson for Boskalis said.
US$55 Million Contract Value
Valued at about US$55 million, with additional options for extensions worth up to US$30 million, the contract is tied to the increase in energy consumption with natural gas being recognized as an important bridge in the energy transition.
“The Boskalis strategy accounts for the long-term macroeconomic trends that drive global demand in our selected markets: global trade, increasing energy consumption, population growth and the challenges related to climate change,” the firm said in a statement.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Boskalis provides a range of heavy-lift and project cargo capabilities, and operates one of the largest dredging fleets in the world. The group plans to sell its stake in SAAM SMIT Towage with expected proceeds of more than €175 million.
Offshore Wind Replacement
The group also said it recently signed a contract for the replacement and repair of a part of the inter-array cables at an offshore wind farm.
Boskalis will utilize three anchored barge spreads for the project, including the cable repair assets Bokabarge 82 and recently acquired BoDo Constructor from Bohlen Doyen, accompanied by a variety of support vessels.
The contract value for the inter-array cable project is estimated at about €80 million.
Photo: Boskalis vessel. Credit: RBW