The MV Forte is a semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel operated by Boskalis and transporting huge processing modules for LNG Canada in Kitimat.
In 2019 Boskalis announced plans to convert the MV Forte into a crane vessel capable of lifting 4000 tonnes. The decision to go ahead with the conversion follows a new contract for the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The MV Forte will have installed a 4000-tonne revolving crane capable of lifting structures more than 100 metres high. It will boast 7500 square metres of free deck space. Once completed, it will be renamed Bokalift 2.
Built by: Guangzhou Shipyard Int. Co.
LOA: 216.75 m
Breadth: 43 m
Depth: 13 m
Deck space: 177.60 x 43 m
Deadweight: 50,000 t