Boskalis Annual Report 2020
DREDGING & INLAND INFRA Traditionally the core activity of Boskalis is dredging. This involves all activities required to remove silt, sand, clay and other layers from the sea- or riverbed and reusing it elsewhere where possible, for example for coastal protection or land reclamation. The services we provide also include the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, and coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis is active in the extraction of raw materials using dredging techniques and dry earthmoving. In the Netherlands, Boskalis also operates as a contractor of dry infrastructure projects. This involves the design, preparation and execution of large-scale civil infra works, such as the construction of roads and railroads, bridges, aqueducts, viaducts and tunnels in addition to dike and riverbank related projects. In doing so, we also perform specialist works such as soil improvement and remediation. OFFSHORE ENERGY Through its offshore contracting capabilities and services Boskalis supports the activities of the international energy and renewables sectors, including oil and gas companies and providers of renewable energy such as wind power. We are involved in the engineering, construction, maintenance and decommissioning of oil and LNG import/export facilities, offshore platforms, pipelines and cables and offshore wind farms. In performing these activities Boskalis applies its expertise in the areas of marine survey, heavy transport, lift and installation work, as well as diving and ROV services complemented with dredging, offshore pipeline, cable and rock installation. TOWAGE In ports and terminals around the world towage and terminal services are provided to oceangoing vessels through the joint ventures Keppel Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco. Keppel Smit Towage offers assistance to incoming and outgoing vessels in various ports in the Asia-Pacific region. Smit Lamnalco offers a full range of services for the operation and management of onshore and offshore terminals. These services include assistance with the berthing and unberthing of tankers at oil and LNG terminals as well as additional support services such as pilotage, subsea inspection and maintenance, firefighting, and the coupling and uncoupling of Boskalis is renowned for its innovative approach and specialist knowledge of environmentally friendly techniques. With our great expertise, multidisciplinary approach, versatile state-of-the-art fleet and extensive experience in engineering and project management we have proven time and again that we are able to realize complex projects on time, safely and within budget, anywhere in the world.
terminal connections. With a combined fleet of over 200 vessels assistance is provided to, amongst others, oil and chemical tankers, container ships, reefers, ro-ro vessels and mixed cargo ships around the world. SALVAGE Boskalis provides services relating to marine salvage and wreck removal. We assist vessels in distress and are able to spring into action at any time and anywhere in the world. We are able to do so by operating out of four locations which are strategically situated along the main international shipping routes: Houston, Cape Town, Rotterdam and Singapore. The removal of shipwrecks or damaged offshore platforms almost always takes place at locations where the wreck forms an obstruction to traffic or presents an environmental hazard. We have the advanced technology and expertise needed to remove hazardous substances such as heavy fuel oil from wrecks and boast a successful track record in salvaging vessels and platforms under challenging circumstances.
ANNUAL REPORT 2020 – BOSKALIS
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