The project includes the design and construct of a port including a Material Offloading Facility at Barrow Island, 50 kilometers northwest off the coast of Western Australia. Various dredging and marine contracting activities will be constructed under the responsibility of Boskalis. A roll-on-roll-off facility will be constructed in addition to 200 meters of quay walls and mooring dolphins. Furthermore, Boskalis has been assigned the logistical and program management responsibility for part of the basic infrastructure. The project will be executed with a combination of a jumbo cutter, a large hopper and backhoes.

Peter Berdowski, chief executive officer: “I am delighted that Chevron has awarded this contract to Boskalis. This project fits well within our strategic focus on the oil and gas market segment and our expansion into marine contracting activities. After having worked intensively with the client in an “early contractor involvement” capacity, we look forward to making a significant contribution to the Gorgon development.”

The Gorgon project is operated by Chevron (50%) in joint venture with Australian subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corporation (25%) and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (25%).