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    13,000-ton capacity crane - photo

    The Kiewit Offshore Services' Heavy Lifting Device is a 13,000-ton capacity crane located in the La Quinta shipping channel in South Texas.




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    Not mobile, where do you set things down?

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    All I can say is Holy CRAP!

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    It’s hard to comprehend 13000 tons until your standing under it.

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    Not only a heavy lifter but has be a high lifter as well to be able to set a drill platform on top of floating leg or subsea structure. After the platform is in place the whole structure will be moved out to sea then slowly sank to the sea floor.
    It is nearly impossible to mentally grasp the shear size of these things unless you have seen them up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Not mobile, where do you set things down?
    On ships and barges. Lift from one ship, wait for that ship to leave, set onto another ship that parks under the load.

    Neil

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    Now that is very impressive. I had no idea man could lift that much weight now.

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    That "baby" crane on the right must be for placing rigging equipment, cables slings etc.


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