Boskalis Commissions New Cable-Laying Vessel BOKA Ocean

Boskalis Commissions New Cable-Laying Vessel BOKA Ocean
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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 the BOKA Ocean completed its sea trials in the North Sea, it is more than ready to start on her inaugural project in the German part of the North Sea.


The BOKA Ocean has been reunited in the Boskalis fleet with its two accompanying 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 has now 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 its first subsea cable for an offshore wind farm in Europe.


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