Dockwise Awarded $45 Million Heavy-Lift Contracts

Dockwise Awarded $45 Million Heavy-Lift Contracts

Dockwise, the Oslo-listed heavy-lift shipping company, said it signed four marine transport contracts worth a combined $45 million.

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the South Korean shipbuilder, awarded Netherlands-based Dockwise a contract for the transport, loading and discharge of Goliat, a 58,000 metric tons, cylinder-shaped fully integrated floating production and storage unit, from Korea to Norway in 2013.

The Goliat is 367 feet in diameter and 246 feet high.

“The Goliat contract is a good example of the type of demand we increasingly see in the heavy marine transport offshore oil and gas industry for larger and heavier production platforms,” said Dockwise CEO Andre Goedee.

Norway’s Seadrill Offshore selected Dockwise to transport, load and discharge its new CJ 70 jack-up rig from Singapore to Norway in 2011.

Dockwise will also transport Diamond Offshore Drilling’s jack-up rig Ocean Scepter from the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.

The fourth contract involves shipping a power barge from the Gulf of Mexico to Maracaibo, Venezuela, later this year.

--Contact Bruce Barnard at brucebarnard47@hotmail.com.