The scope of the offshore works includes dredging, a concrete platform with associated pipework and a launching facility. Onshore, the works cover construction of workshops, a ground assembly area and a 55-metre-high, 300-tonne crane. The tender is expected to be issued by February with an award expected by May. Work is scheduled to take about eight months.

Work is already close to completion on extending the dock’s life by 40 years, building an offshore floating deck and increasing accommodation capacity by 2,000. The Netherlands’ Royal Haskoningis the consultant.