Dutch dredging and heavylift firm Boskalis has announced a clutch of new contracts worth £93m, including a transportation deal for a new North Sea FPSO.
Boskalis said it has been contracted to transport the unnamed vessel from its fabrication yard in China to the North Sea in 2021.
The firm did not go into any further detail about the FPSO or who the contract was with.
The FPSO for Shell’s Penguins redevelopment in the Northern North Sea is being constructed in China, with first oil scheduled in 2022.
Shell has previously said it hopes to have the vessel in UK waters in 2021.
Elsewhere Boskalis will also transport two floating production systems from Singapore to the Gulf of Mexico in 2021-2022 on the White Marlin and Blue Marlin vessels.
The deal comes along with a “record-breaking” transport of another FPSO from China to Brazil for the Boka Vanguard, due to take place the end of this year, weighing 91,000 tonnes.
Boskalis also secured a contract to transport various large LNG modules from a fabrication yard in China to Russia, to be carried out by the heavy transport ships Blue Marlin and Black Marlin in the second quarter of 2021.
All the contracts were signed in the third and fourth quarter of this year, with around 50% of the value awarded in the latter period.