After a major conversion, Boskalis has commissioned the BOKA Ocean. The vessel was acquired in 2023 as a pipe-laying vessel and was subsequently converted into a broadly deployable cable-laying vessel. After completing its sea trials in the North Sea, she is more than ready to start on her maiden project in the German part of the North Sea.
The commissioned vessel has been reunited in the Boskalis fleet with her two sister vessels. In fact, these were acquired by Boskalis in the past two and a half years and are now operating under the names BOKA Northern Ocean and BOKA Southern Ocean. Although they are still similar in appearance, each vessel now has its own specialty. The BOKA Southern Ocean and BOKA Northern Ocean are high-end construction support vessels, busy with IRM and decommissioning work in the North Sea and various offshore wind farm construction activities in Southeast Asia; the BOKA Ocean will soon install her first subsea cable for an offshore wind farm in Europe.
We thank our Boskalis Central Fleet Support department, Fleet Management department and the Subsea Cables business unit that have collaborated intensively over the past period to complete the complex conversion on time!

Image source: Courtesy of Boskalis; image credit: Herman IJsseling (Flying Focus)

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