Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) December 5, 2017 – A tower of 135 metres and capacity to handle 14,000 tonnes. These are the characteristics that make the Saipem 7000 the second largest marine crane in the world, just behind the SSCV Thialf. The crane will spend the next three months in the port of Cartagena.
The arrival of the crane at the dock was initially scheduled for the beginning of next year, Cartagena port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena) said. In fact, December 4 was already in waters outside the port, waiting for the allocation of a dock to spend the next few months.
The crane will be subjected to maintenance work. It was originally designed in 1987 as a semi-submersible boat with crane incorporated and is powerful enough to lift weights of up to 14,000 tonnes. In 1999, the ship was rebuilt and a new tower and a deep-water pipe placement system were installed.
Source: La Opinión de Murcia
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