Floating Offshore Wind Pilot Project for SBM Offshore


We are happy to share the news that BOA has effectively completed their part in the #ProvenceGrandLarge Floating Offshore Wind Pilot Project for SBM Offshore. Through this wind farm initiative, we were tasked with supporting the development of a cleaner energy future. Our committed team, including our experienced personnel aboard the semi-submersible Boa Barge 36 and ASD tug Boa Heimdal, safely executed all operations, which is a testament to our stringent safety standards.

Before embarking on the operations, our project team completed the construction and installation of the grillage on the Boa Barge 36, preparing her for the safe transportation of the floaters. In addition, we executed the procurement and installation of mooring equipment at the float-off location in the Port of Fos-sur-Mer, ensuring secure and efficient float-off operations.

BOA’s scope of work for launching of each wind farm floater included the following phases:
-Floaters loading and securing: Thanks to the unique capabilities of Boa Barge 36 and in close cooperation with SBM Offshore, Sarens and Eiffage Métal, we managed the careful loading of the
cargo, ensuring every floater was secure.
-Towing to Float-Off Location: Under BOA Towing Master command and with the aid of GPMM harbor tugboats and the harbor pilots, we safely navigated the towing route to the float-off
-Float-Off Operation: Demonstrating our specialized abilities, we executed the submerging phase of Boa Barge 36, allowing for the smooth float-off operation and handover of the floaters.

Our engineering team conducted careful planning and detailed engineering to ensure the project’s efficient and seamless execution.

It was a privilege to work on this floating offshore wind project for SBM Offshore, and we appreciate their confidence.

BOA is pleased to be a part of the energy transition and looks forward to future opportunities in this dynamic and vital industry. We remain committed to offering exceptional solutions and assuring safe, on-time, and secure deliveries.