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SMIT Removes Sunken Platform

SMIT Salvage was awarded a contract to remove a damaged jack-up platform from the seabed offshore Angola. With this contract, SMIT Salvage has acquired approximately $70 million in work to begin the second quarter of 2014.

During its installation near a pigging platform in July 2013, the platform suffered a punchthrough and rolled over and sank to a depth of 30 meters (about 98 feet). a Boskalis survey team and by SMIT Salvage carried out extensive site surveys and preparatory work last September.

SMIT Salvage will remove the hull, legs and other components from the jack-up platfor, mobilizing a diving support vessel, a work barge, anchor handling tugs and other equipment.

SMIT is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

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