End of 2019, Ulstein Design & Solutions BV was awarded the engineering contract by Boskalis to support in the modification of the Boka Falcon vessel for installing a large 250 t A-frame. Ulstein was responsible for the design and strength analysis of the A-frame structural integration, developing the bolted connection and check on vessel stability.
Ulstein colleagues Jeroen Taen and Edwin van Leeuwen also performed the inclining tests of this Belgian flagged and BV classed vessel. In close and very pleasant cooperation with the Boka Falcon crew, an initial deadweight survey and inclining test was performed in May 2020 to assess the lightship weight of the vessel prior to the A-frame installed. On Friday 3 July Ulstein successfully conducted the final inclining test at the shipyard Reimerswaal.