Papendrecht, 11 November 2016
The Boskalis multi-purpose vessels Ndeavor and Ndurance won the Innovation Award in the category 'Dredging Support Vessel' yesterday evening, during the IHS DPC Innovation Awards ceremony in London.
The jury praised the innovative design and multi-functionality of the vessels. The vessels are able to execute multiple tasks: dredging, transportation and accurate installation of rock, solid ballasting of platforms and installation of offshore structures. The vessels can also be refitted into fully-fledged cable laying vessels. Furthermore, the Ndurance can be fitted out with the Trenchformer, an unmanned vehicle that is able to dig trenches up to three meters into the seabed and lay cables. The new 'jet trencher' on the Ndeavor is able to bury existing cables at greater depths.
Both vessels went into service in 2015 and have an impressive track record.
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 services including 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 oil and gas sector and offshore wind industry as well as salvage solutions (SMIT Salvage). Furthermore, Boskalis has a number of strategic partnerships in harbour towage and terminal services (KOTUG SMIT Towage, Keppel Smit Towage, Saam Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of 1,000 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Boskalis has over 8,200 employees, excluding its share in partnerships.
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