Papendrecht, 20 February 2014
The Dutch Department of Public Works intends to award the contract for the salvage of the wreck of the car carrier Baltic Ace to Boskalis and its partner Mammoet Salvage.
The wreck and its cargo need to be removed because they pose a threat to the environment and to shipping on the busy route towards the Port of Rotterdam. The Department of Public Works expects the definitive signing of the contract in the second half of March 2014. Execution of the project is expected to commence in the course of 2014 and will be completed before the end of 2015.
The activities include the removal of the entire wreck, its cargo and 540,000 liters of fuel oil for which a diving support vessel, tugs, barges and sheerlegs will be deployed as well as equipment from SMIT joint venture Asian Lift and Boskalis subsidiary Dockwise. Specialist salvage equipment will also be deployed.
More information about the project will be available after the signing of the contract.
This is an English translation of the Dutch press release. In the event of any disparity between the Dutch original and this translation, the Dutch text will prevail.
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 the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the offshore energy sector including subsea, heavy transport, lifting and installation (through Boskalis Offshore and Dockwise) and towage and salvage (through SMIT). It also has a strategic partnership in terminal services (Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of over 1,100 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has more than 11,000 employees.
This press release can also be found on our website www.boskalis.com.
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