View Full Version : This week's Big Lifter Thing-for Donn
08-04-2004, 12:38 PM
Here you go, Donn. One of the more complex lifts we've done recently. Two derrick barges and a web of rigging. The big blue spreader bars are 36" diameter x 73' long.
In the Swamp. :D
:cool: What's being hoisted?
08-04-2004, 12:59 PM
That's the replacement engine for Wayne's swamp buggy. You can see the white jets on the top left. The rest is the nuclear power equipment.
08-04-2004, 01:05 PM
But seriously, one of 5 modules that comprise an offshore prodution facility.
Not that high powered in the Swamp. :D
[ 08-04-2004, 01:08 PM: Message edited by: Venchka ]
08-04-2004, 01:07 PM
My guess is that it's a powerplant for an oil rig. Those white things are mufflers.
08-04-2004, 06:25 PM
Friend of mine used to work on the semi-submersible crane barge Saipam 7000. "Barge" was kind of a loose term, since it was self-propelled, dynamically-positionable with something over a dozen thrusters, and had accomodations for about 300 people. It did, however, have twin 7000 ton cranes side-by-side at what would, I suppose, be the bow end. These cranes were capable of working in tandem, which brought the total capacity to 14,000 tons. This is enough to lift the dry weight of a 726' X 110' X 60' product tanker I used to work on with 3,000 tons to spare. Now THAT's a crane.. smile.gif
Jeff, the Saipem 7000 was in Halifax a few years ago to place the jackets and modules for one of the Sable Island offshore production rigs. I was working ona ship conversion project 'next door' on the waterfront at the time. The scale of the ship is mind-boggling. They keep a Caterpillar D-7 bulldozer in a garage under one of the crane bases to drag things around on deck. When the vessel was alongside at the MM Industra yard in Woodside at the mouth of Halifax harbour, the booms were the tallest things in the city skyline and could be seen from tem miles outside the city. Simply awesome.
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