In 2018 JD-Contractors A/S’s sister company JD Crafts A/S acquired the vessel Maersk Boulder from Maersk Supply Services. The vessel was initially bareboat chartered to a third party. In the summer, of 2019 the vessel was returned to JD Crafts, and the vessel has subsequently been overhauled and renamed “Boulder” and she will now be operated commercially by JD-Contractor A/S.

Only a week after the vessel was returned from the bareboat charter, JD-Contractor mobilized the vessel for a project on the Seamade (SeaStar/Mermaid) offshore wind farm in Belgium. The vessel was during the project employed on an Offshore Target Removal and UXO Inspection Campaign identifying and clearing boulders and potential UXO objects.

On completion of the job on the SeaMade project, the vessel returned to Denmark for a complete overhaul of equipment and machinery. The vessel was dry-docked in the beginning of October for its main survey, repainted and overhauled. Once again, a changed and upgraded vessel emerged from the dry-dock to begin its new duties, operating as a part of the JD-Contractor fleet in JD-Contractor company colours.

Following its recent Bollard Pull test in Norway (resulting in a 220 ton certified bollard pull) Boulder continued onwards to “Flekkefjord” to carry out an anchor handling operation in connection with a Rig-Move for “SR Group AS”.

With Boulder’s accommodation for 43 persons, 220-ts bollard pull and 250-ts lifting capacity in the A-frame, the “Boulder” is now ready for service. Both in the Renewables sector as well as in the Oil & Gas sector. Boulder is designed for a variety of work roles including deep-water anchor handling, towing subsea plough systems, subsea and ROV support work, mooring operations, towing of rigs as well as general supply and cargo support operations. This specialized vessel has a high operational criteria, optimal safety conditions and state-of-the-art equipment to achieve its goals in a professional and cost-effective manner.

See more on "Boulder" on our homepage listing our fleet here