Boskalis, a Dutch ship engineering company, recently won a series of shipping contracts worth 120 million US dollars, including the use of its world's largest semi submersible heavy-duty carrier, Boka vanguard, to transport a 91000 ton FPSO, which will once again set a new world record for the carrying capacity of semi submersible heavy-duty carriers.
Boskalis said the contracts came from many different customers and amounted to about $120 million. Most of the contract projects are planned to be carried out in 2021 and 2022, and boskalis will use its four heavy transport vessels - "Boka vanguard", "blue marlin", "black marlin" and "white Marlin".
Among them, boskalis will use the "Boka vanguard" to transport a 91000 ton FPSO from China to Brazil. The transportation work is planned to start at the end of this year. This will be the heaviest cargo ever transported by a semi submersible crane vessel, setting a new record set by Boka vanguard in 2018.
Although boskalis did not disclose more details of the contract, it is speculated that the FPSO may be the FPSO "P-70" built by CNOOC engineering for Petrobras general contracting, which will go to the Brazilian offshore atapu oil field in the next few weeks, and is planned to be put into operation at the beginning of next year. "P-70" has a total length of 316 meters, equivalent to the length of three football fields, with a total width of 74 meters. After being put into operation, the oil production can reach 150000 barrels / day, and the gas production is 6 million cubic meters / day.
It is worth mentioning that "Boka vanguard" left Qingdao for Brazil in May last year, transporting the world's largest FPSO "P-67" independently built and integrated by CNOOC engineering. The FPSO weighs 90000 tons, equivalent to about 300 Boeing 747 airliners, and became the heaviest cargo in the history of semi submersible heavy-duty transport at that time, with the largest carrying weight and distance in the world.