Boskalis has acquired the Southern Ocean, a large DP-2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) from Oceanteam Bourbon 4 AS. The vessel, to be renamed Boka Ocean, will be deployed on various types of offshore energy projects, such as the installation of array and export cables, mooring systems of floating structures and other subsea construction and decommissioning works.
Oceanteam ASA announced at the end of March this year that Oceanteam Bourbon 4 AS, a joint venture company of Oceanteam ASA and Bourbon Offshore Norway AS, had entered into a Memorandum of Agreement for the sale of the CSV Southern Ocean. The acquisition was officially completed a few days ago.
The vessel, delivered by a European yard in 2010, has an overall length of 134 meters, a beam of 27 meters, a total deck space of 2,400 square meters and is equipped with two large heave compensated cranes and a 7.2 x 7.2 meter moonpool. The vessel offers accommodation for 120 persons.
With the addition of the Boka Ocean to their fleet, Boskalis strengthen their proposition of services for the offshore energy industry.