Boskalis awarded gas pipeline trenching and backfilling contract offshore Abu DhabiNews // March 8, 2016
Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract by National Petroleum Construction Company of Abu Dhabi for dredging work related to the installation of an offshore gas pipeline for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as well as to an existing offshore gas pipeline.
Activity is due to commence in the first quarter of 2016 and will be executed in phases with completion expected in the second half of 2017.
Boskalis will dredge a trench for the installation of the new pipeline over a total distance of more than 50km, between Das Island and Ras Al Qila onshore Abu Dhabi.
A medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger and a large cutter suction dredger will be deployed as well as backhoe dredgers for dredging in shallow water. Following installation, the pipeline will be backfilled.
In addition, Boskalis will be backfilling an existing offshore pipeline with sand over a total distance of 34km, using a trailing suction hopper dredger. This pipeline is located in the vicinity of the new pipeline.