Gibdock drydocks Boa GalateaYard News // November 8, 2011
Gibdock has added another name to its increasingly long list of clients in the offshore sector. In September, the yard drydocked the 3,000gt Boa Galatea for Norway’s Boa Offshore.
It was the first time that the family-owned Boa Offshore business, which operates a fleet of over 40 offshore vessels, had used Gibdock, and came hard on the heels of offshore vessel contracts handled this year by the yard for Solstad, DOF and others.
Richard Beards, Gibdock commercial director, says: “Boa Offshore is a significant new customer and shows the yard is continuing to strengthen its position as an important partner for offshore vessel operators in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Basin markets.”
During Boa Galatea’s 10-day stay in the yard Gibdock carried out a range of standard drydocking works, including environmentally-friendly wet blasting, painting and service work to the azimuthing thrusters.
The latter was carried out together with specialist technicians from the manufacturer, Brunvoll. The azimuthing thruster part of this project benefited from Gibdock’s ability to change the height of the dock using special ‘dock blocks’. These facilitated access to the thrusters, making the necessary maintenance tasks easier.