Boskalis Annual Report 2020



Despite the difficult circumstances due to COVID-19, Boskalis successfully completed two major North Sea platform decommissioning projects in 2020 to both clients’ full satisfaction. “The L10 and Viking Vulcan/Bravo 2020 campaigns were very successful because we were able to build on the experiences and achievements gained in Boskalis’ previous campaign in 2019 and make use of the unique capabilities of our crane vessel Bokalift 1,” say project managers Frodo Leenhouts and Bas Mabélus.

Both projects involved the decommissioning (removal, dismantling and recycling) of oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. The first project consisted of the removal of three platforms from the L10 field, 50 nautical miles offshore the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands. This project was successfully completed for Neptune Energy in mid-April with the Bokalift 1. Not long after, the versatile crane vessel was put to work on the second decommissioning phase of the Viking Vulcan/Bravo project. EFFICIENT AND SAFE The work in the Viking Vulcan/Bravo field off the east coast of the UK was executed for Chrysaor in a 50/50 joint venture with Scaldis. “The preparation of the platforms for their removal actually began back in 2016, while the first actual removal work for the project was executed in 2019. In 2020, we completed the offshore phase of this sizable job very efficiently and safely. We did an excellent job, especially when you consider the extreme conditions we had to deal with due to COVID-19,” says Mabélus.

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