Dockwise awarded contract to transport Costa ConcordiaNews // October 10, 2013
Dockwise, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has been awarded a contract to load and transport the Costa Concordia wreck from Isola del Giglio onboard Dockwise Vanguard. The contract was awarded by Costa Crociere.
Following the successful parbuckling of the Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise and the client have been in discussion to seek a safe solution to remove the Concordia wreck from Isola del Giglio in Italy.
In a unique operation the Concordia will be loaded onto the Dockwise Vanguard and safely transported to a location where she can be scrapped. The client has yet to make a decision in agreement with the local authorities on the final destination. Alternatives under review include scrapping the vessel in Italy.
As part of the contract, certain modifications will be made to the Dockwise Vanguard to accommodate the loading of the Concordia in her current state. The operation is planned to take place around mid-2014 and contract value of the work scope as described amounts to approximately US$30 million.