Boskalis to dredge, backfill gas pipeline offshore Abu Dhabi

Offshore staff

PAPENDRECHT, the NetherlandsRoyal Boskalis Westminster NV has won a contract from the National Petroleum Construction Co. of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The terms cover dredging work for both a new pipeline to be installed and a nearby existing line.

Work on the phased project is expected to begin later this quarter with completion expected in 2Q 2017.

Boskalis will dredge a trench for the installation of the new offshore gas pipeline for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) over a total distance of more than 50 km (31 mi) between Das Island and Ras Al Qila onshore Abu Dhabi.

For this project, a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger and a large cutter suction dredger will be deployed as well as backhoe dredgers for dredging in shallow waters. Following its installation, the pipeline will be backfilled.

In addition, the company will backfill an existing pipeline with sand over a total distance of 34 km (21 mi) with a trailing suction hopper dredger. This pipeline is located in the vicinity of the new pipeline.


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