Papendrecht, 13 December 2021
Boskalis has published a brand new edition of its online magazine (boskalis.com/magazine). The magazine offers fresh perspectives from experts and showcases projects and approaches that stretch operational and technological boundaries.
In this new edition we return to the Suez Canal in late March where the mega container vessel Ever Given ran aground and take a look behind the scenes of what the New York Times described as “one of the largest and most intense salvage operations in modern history”. In cooperation with the Suez Canal Authority and with help from a spring tide, a large number of Boskalis specialists were able free the giant ship and unblock the canal.
Since the previous edition of our magazine, the world has continued to face various restrictions due to the pandemic. For a global maritime company with crews and project personnel working in shift patterns, this presents numerous operational challenges. Members of Boskalis’ Travel Emergency Team explain how they tackle these issues.
Despite the COVID constraints many interesting new developments and projects are taking place across the company, including projects that address some of the world’s major challenges for a sustainable future. A striking example is the construction of floating wind farms in offshore locations where the water is too deep for traditional fixed foundation turbines. Boskalis recently installed the world’s largest floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland. Another promising innovation is the use of artificial reefs as part of coastal protection solutions. With our Artificial Reefs Program we are testing various types of artificial reefs in Europe, Africa and Central America.
We also recommend the further articles and beautiful videos on some of our groundbreaking projects, including the installation of segments of the world’s longest suspension bridge, the float-over installation of a platform topside with surgical precision, the decommissioning of offshore platforms in the North Sea and the construction of a large sand causeway in Bahrain.
Let’s create new horizons together!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
T +31 786969310
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world. With core activities such as coastal defense, riverbank protection and land reclamation Boskalis is able to provide adaptive and mitigating solutions to combat the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather conditions and rising sea levels, as well as delivering solutions for the increasing need for space in coastal and delta regions across the world. The company facilitates the development of offshore energy infrastructure, including renewable wind energy. Boskalis is furthermore active in the construction and maintenance of ports, waterways, access channels and civil infrastructure, thus helping to facilitate trade flows and regional socio-economic development. In addition, Boskalis is a global marine salvage expert and has a number of strategic partnerships in harbor towage and terminal services (Keppel Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of more than 650 vessels and floating equipment and 9,900 employees, including associates, Boskalis is creating new horizons around the world.
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