Dockwise has been awarded a US$275 million contract by Bechtel for Module Transport Services regarding the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. Work is expected to begin early 2014.
The contract's scope includes logistical management and transportation of over 100 modules from the Wheatstone Project module yards in China and Malaysia to the Wheatstone Project site located at Ashburton North, 12km west of Onslow in Western Australia.
Boskalis will use its full breadth of heavy marine transport assets including an expected total of six Dockwise Heavy Marine Transport Vessels (HTVs) ranging in size from T-Class to Type IV open stern vessels, barges, Floating Super Pallets (FSP), two new SMIT Giant barges and Anchor Handling Tugs (AHTs) to carry out work.
The HTVs will provide on-deck stowage for modules, as well as piggy back capacity for barges/FSPs also carrying modules, while the SMIT Giant barge - AHT combination will be used as a towage solution.