Bakker Sliedrecht wins Bokalift 2 contract

Bakker Sliedrecht has secured a contract to renew, modify, extend and integrate all electrotechnical installations of Boskalis’ new crane vessel Bokalift 2.

Bakker Sliedrecht

Bakker Sliedrecht is responsible for the engineering, production, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all electrical systems and installations during the conversion.

The high voltage installations and the drive systems for the main thrusters will be renewed, upgraded or retrofitted, and new drive systems for bow thrusters and anti-heeling system, transformers and new switchboards will be added.

The new purpose of the vessel also requires replacement of the current Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, the power management system (PMS) and the vessel management system (VMS).

Bakker Sliedrecht stated it has to commission the conversion early next year, after which the Huisman 4,000t crane will be installed on Bokalift 2.

Capable of accommodating 150 persons, the vessel will be used for the installation of current and future generation offshore wind turbine foundations, as well as oil and gas structures.

Boskalis plans to deploy Bokalift 2 on the 589MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project in Taiwan.