Today, Dutch dredging contractor and marine services provider Boskalis performed the naming ceremony of their new fallpipe vessel Seapiper in Singapore.
Until last year, the vessel was part of Boskalis’ heavy marine transport fleet. The semi-submersible transport vessel has been converted in Singapore into the state-of-the-art fallpipe vessel in the past nine months.
Boskalis employees from the Central Fleet Support department, the Seabed Intervention business unit and various other business units worked together on the conversion, as well as a team of ST Marine.
All together, a fallpipe tower, moonpool, two electric excavators and cranes, conveyor belts, additional accommodation, and two large holds that can carry a total of 15,000 tons of rock were installed on the former transport vessel.
Fallpipe vessels are often deployed to protect cables and pipelines on the seabed with rocks, to prepare the seabed for the installation of wind turbine foundations and to protect these foundations from erosion. Source/Image: Boskalis