Royal Boskalis wins Abu Dhabi dredging deal

Work will make room for a new offshore gas pipeline

Picture for illustrative purposes only.
Picture for illustrative purposes only.

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) will carry out dredging work to make room for a new offshore gas pipeline in Abu Dhabi.

The Dutch company will undertake the marine task for both a new and existing structure for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Commissioned by National Petroleum Construction Company of Abu Dhabi, the work will be done in phases with an expected delivery date of Q2 2017.

Boskalis will dredge a trench for the installation of the new offshore gas pipeline over a total distance of more than 50km between Das Island and Ras Al Qila onshore Abu Dhabi.

A medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger and a large cutter suction dredger will be deployed as well as backhoe dredgers for dredging in shallow waters. The pipeline will be backfilled following installation.

Boskalis will also be backfilling an existing offshore pipeline - located close to the new structure - with sand over a total distance of 34km with a trailing suction hopper dredger.
 

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