Boskalis News

Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

President UK and Canada for Subsea 7.Existing board members who were re-elected are: Zander Bruce, Subsea Operations Manager for BP North Sea; Bill Morrice, VP Commercial and Country Manager for TechnipFMC’s UK subsea business and Tim Sheehan, Global Business Development and Strategy Director at Boskalis Subsea Services.The new members will serve on the board for up to two years, before being given the opportunity to apply for re-election.The newly elected board will operate under the leadership of chairman, Bill Edgar, and chief executive, Neil Gordon, with a focus on ensuring the UK is represented

Boskalis Subsea Services managing director Stuart Cameron (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Subsea Services Eyes SURF Opportunities

On the back of recent contract awards, totaling in excess of £100 million ($122 million), Boskalis Subsea Services said it is inviting the supply chain to come forward with fresh, innovative ideas and new technology.The Aberdeen-headquartered subsea construction company, which has cemented its position in the North Sea with a series of inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) projects, is also turning its attention to securing large scale SURF (subsea, umbilicals riser and flowlines) projects globally.Stuart Cameron, managing director of Boskalis Subsea Services, said, “As part of Boskalis&r

Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

will also be tested, in real size, this year.A real-scale MUM vehicle is due to be built at tested from 2020, with testing and trials up to 2023-24. The development is being supported by an advisory panel from the oil and gas industry including operator Equinor, seismic company PGS and subsea contractor Boskalis.The company also has ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Rostock working on the project, on the control system and system simulation respectively

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Boskalis Orders SMD Pre-lay Plough

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) announced it has signed a contract to supply a 200Te Multi-Mode Pre-lay Plough to marine service provider Boskalis N.V.Set for delivery in spring 2020, the Pre Lay Plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control equipment which will be mobilized on the bridge of a Boskalis specialist trenching vessel.The Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough is an member of SMD's power cable installation and protection product range and is available with configurations for trenching and backfill. The plough will come equipped with a 2.1m share suitable for trenching in sands and hard clays

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

Boskalis Subsea Services said it has secured several contracts in the North Sea over the last six months that are worth more than £100 million ($126 million) combined. These include the Total Tyra redevelopment project, an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for Repsol Sinopec, a decommissioning contract with Spirit Energy, a scale squeeze scope for Premier Oil’s Huntington field.As a result of these contracts, the Aberdeen-headquartered company has created around 30 new jobs since February, bringing its total workforce in the Granite City up to more than 80. The team has

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SMD Delivers Cable Burial Tractor to Boskalis

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) said it has delivered an ultra-high powered, compact 2,400 horsepower Cable Burial Tractor (CBT2400) to Boskalis.The CBT2400 and associated deck equipment were mobilized directly onto Boskalis’ specialist cable lay vessel, the Ndeavor from the Swan Hunter quayside access point adjacent to SMD’s production facility. The tractor will be operated by Boskalis and specialist trenching contractor Canyon Offshore.The CBT range is a family of subsea tractor systems capable of trenching power cables in seabed’s ranging from sands and clays to rock in ultra-shallo

Arno van Poppel (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Names New Chief Executive

Gerard Keser, who steps down from his current role after eight years with the company to take up a position on the company’s advisory board.With a solid track record in the marine contracting environment, van Poppel has contributed to the growth and transformation of companies such as Fabricom and Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles (formally VBMS), creating market leaders renowned for their innovative solutions and focus upon both customer service and delivery.“My experience aligns with the development of N-Sea, and I believe that the company is a thriving, independent platform which is

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Boskalis to Install Cables for Hornsea 2

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) said it has been awarded a €100 million ($111.6 million) contract from Ørsted to install three export cable circuits for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.The wind farm will consist of up to 165 turbines with a maximum capacity of 1.4GW and is located approximately 90 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast.Boskalis said its project scope includes the preparation of the offshore export cable route (geophysical survey, boulder clearance and seabed leveling through dredging), and the installation and protection of the cables. The three 130 kilometer long

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Ørsted Joins Dutch Offshore Wind Tender

; maintenance site for Borssele 1&2 base in Vlissingen, Zeeland, creating 50-100 permanent and highly skilled jobs in Zeeland for its operational lifetime. Ørsted is working with several Dutch suppliers on Borssele 1&2 including Van Oord (installation cables), Sif (foundations), Fugro and Boskalis (site investigations) and Cordeel (contruction of O&M base)

Boskalis Acquires Horizon

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the Horizon Group (Horizon) from the United Arab Emirates. Horizon's main activities include marine geophysical surveys and geotechnical services."Through this transaction, we are adding an important strategic position to our existing marine survey and subsea geotechnical business," said Peter Berdowski, CEO Boskalis. "Horizon is a market leader in the Middle East and we are committed to continuing and expanding the high quality of services they deliver to their clients. Furthermore, Horizon with its

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