Boskalis orders fallpipe vesselNews // November 16, 2007
Dredging concern Royal Boskalis Westminster has placed an order today with the Chinese shipyard Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited for the construction of an offshore fallpipe vessel of 21,500 tons.
The order is part of the multi-year fleet expansion program at Boskalis. The ship will be completed by the spring of 2011.
The order involves an investment of approximately €120 million.
"The new ship strengthens the position of Boskalis in the energy markets. Fallpipe vessels are deployed to position rocks for the protection and support of oil and gas pipelines on the seabed. The new ship will be capable of working at considerably larger depths than existing vessels in this sector. Boskalis already owns two similar ships, Sandpiper and Seahorse, with a capacity of 18,000 tons each," said the company.