Boskalis’ Revamped Vessel Coming Up in 2018 (VIDEO)

As of 2018, Boskalis will add a new self-propelled DP-2 crane vessel to its fleet, as the company has put Finesse, one of its semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, up for a conversion.

After the upgrade, Finesse will be equipped with a 3,000t mast crane, dynamic positioning (DP2) and accommodation for up to 150 people, and will be capable of transporting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations.

Boskalis mentioned the conversion of the vessel in October 2016, when it won a contract from DONG Energy for the transport and installation of the Hornsea Project One foundations, saying the converted vessel will be used on the project.

Also, Boskalis already converted its semi-submersible barge Giant 7 ahead of works on the Wikinger offshore wind project. Giant 7 is now a construction barge with an integrated pedestal for a permanent crane. The vessel has been equipped with a 1,000t crane, an accommodation unit for around 70 people and an 8-point mooring system for flexible utilization.

Finesse (Image: Boskalis/ archive)

Offshore WIND Staff