Work on the offshore gas pipeline is expected to begin this quarter and will be executed in phases with completion expected in the second half of 2017.
Boskalis will dredge a trench for the installation of the new offshore gas pipeline over a total distance of more than 50km between Das Island and Ras Al Qila onshore Abu Dhabi. 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, Boskalis will be backfilling an existing offshore pipeline with sand over a total distance of 34km using a trailing suction hopper dredger. The existing pipeline is located in the vicinity of the new one being installed.