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"QUANTUM SHOT" #89
Link - by Avi Abrams



Like some Godzilla monster, the giant crane looms over the city

Early in the morning it arrives at the city dock to begin the bridge construction for the man-made island in Kagoshima bay. Boom length: 132m. Lifting capacity: 3700 tons!
It's "Yoshida" - Japanese biggest floating crane, built by Mitsubishi heavy Industries Division.







The task is to lift the whole bridge sections, each weighing approx. 3500 tonnes:





Each hook is 10 meters tall. The workers around it look as small as a bunch of ants... Some 800 steps lead to the tip of the boom, and to the small cabin on top.







(image sources: Jikky, Nifty)

All in a day's job - transporting a submarine

The Japanese submarine SS-600 Mochishio is lifted and transported at the Kobe Kawasaki yard. The Mochishio is the last of the Oyashio class and is approximately 84m in length:




(image sources: Jikky, Nifty)

Safety First!

Large shipping cranes...



or crane vessels...



- all require lots of TLC in operation; as the following unfortunate example amply demonstrates:




(image via)

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7 Comments:

Blogger Claudio said...

Wow. How great pictures you have here. Every post is a complete surprise. Thanks for sharing this. I wonder about all the efforts to bring all the pictures here.

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Blogger mj said...

If I'm not mistaken I think the crane "Svanen", the Swan, used for building the Öresund bridge was even bigger. And, it also moved the bridge segments into place with fantastic precision.

You have a fantastic collection of cool pictures here. Great!

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Anonymous notatoad said...

i love watching these things on discovery channel. i saw one where big pillars come out of the bottom of the barge and turn it from a floating crane into a crane resting on the floor of the ocean.

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Anonymous Umbrae said...

This crane is surprisingly simple in design. Very cool.

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Blogger Beijing2008 said...

The submarine....is it a Harushio class SSK?

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Blogger Mauro said...

This barge is a nice toy, but nothing compared to the Saipem 7000 (that own the world lifting record of 12100 T offshore).

You may find pictures online.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, a Harushio class SS

http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~konishi/200harusio.JPG

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