Boskalis jaarverslagen 2011

Equipment

This year the objective of the Fleet Management department was once again to ensure that the equipment is readily available for deployment on projects. During the year preparations were made to combine the fleet management operations of Boskalis and SMIT. The framework of the new department, which will be called Fleet Management, is nearing completion. The new framework has been chosen so as to retain as much as possible of the specific knowledge and expertise of both departments. In addition, it was decided that the Maximo maintenance system should also be used for the SMIT fleet. The Strategy section provides a summary of the investment program for the fleet. The program consists mainly of replacement investments for the dredging fleet and the addition of new vessels for the other activities. In 2011 we also sustainably scrapped a few of our larger dredging vessels, including the Cornelia, the Cetus, the Alpha B and the Freeway, as well as some smaller equipment.

Added to My report add to My report Source: Annual review 2011, Report of the Board of Management, page 46