- published: 12 Apr 2016
- views: 246
The floating dry dock, 165 x 35 meter in dimension, broke loose from its mooring at the southern quay of Oresund DryDocks premises in Landskrona Sweden on the 27th of November 2011. The dock drifted in an eastern direction towards bay of Lundåkra, due to the high sea water level occurring at that day it passed over the very shallow waters and stranded approximately 3 kilometres from its original position. The floating dock then came to a stop in a sensitive Natura 2000 area. Unconventional method Because of the very shallow water depth of 0.5 meter and the protected nature area, Koole Maritiem developed an unconventional method for re-floating. With a little help from an old friend called Archimedes, thinking out-of-the-box, actually resulted into thinking inside-the-basin. Preparation...
The Troll A platform is a condeep offshore natural gas platform in the Troll gas field off the west coast of Norway. It is the tallest structure that has ever been moved to another position, relative to the surface of the Earth, and is among the largest and most complex engineering projects in history. The platform was a televised sensation when it was towed into the North Sea in 1996, where it is now operated by Statoil. Troll A was built by Norwegian Contractors for Norske Shell, with base construction beginning in July 1991 at a cost of 4150 million NOK, or approximately US$650,000,000 at the time. The base and the deck were built separately, and were joined in 1995 while the base was partially submerged. The base is a Condeep gravity base structure built from reinforced concrete. The...
Since being discovered in 1977, Hydrothermal Vents have been a source of huge interest, due to their rich diversity and huge populations of new and specialised species in a comparatively baron and homogenous abyss. The mineral rich chimneys spew out a sulphurous fluid which forms an energy source for microbes, forming the base of these fascinating and unique ecosystems. Their isolation and mysterious interconnectivity reveals a fragile web of life that still has so much more left to be fully appreciated. The vents have also caught the attention of deep-sea mining contractors. 30 years on from their initial discovery, the global population has doubled and commodity prices have increased. Now, with new technological advances, deep-sea mining has become an imminent reality. Specialist resea...
Building a Travelift launching pier in Ocean World Marina, Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Marine construction in the Dominican Republic. We specialize in marine construction and pile driving services, we drive 40"+ steel piles to a tip of 25' , this machine did the job just right, we set record time and save money. WEB http://www.maratlantico.com.do EMAIL email@example.com TEL 809 669 7660
An awe-inspiring engineering feat, Dubai Palm Islands is definitely the largest artificial islands on earth. These Islands are three man made islands in the form of massive palm trees connected to the beaches of Dubai. The first island is the Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali Palm second and the third is the Palm Deira which is the biggest of them all. This artificial archipelago located off the coastline of United Arab Emirates in Persian Gulf. Dubai islands project was commissioned by Sheikh Mohammed in an effort to maximize beachfront property. Dubai's palm tree-shaped resort island on land built from the sea will contribute 120 km of beaches. Aside from the construction of the ambitious expansion, there is also the problem of constructing a mini city, which consists of 4,500 high-end residenti...
http://www.oceanicmc.com/ Oceanic 5000 is a DP2 Derrick Lay Vessel which can install offshore structures including jackets and topsides weighing up to 4400MT. The state-of-the-art Oceanic 5000 can also lay subsea pipelines utilizing her two double-joint stations resulting in considerable increase in lay rates. This video demonstrates installation of a 2000t jacket by launching method and a 1500t topside (deck) by lifting method. The entire pipe lay assembly process is carried out below the main working deck. This allows maximum pipe storage above deck and more free deck space for structural installation; thereby providing a safer and more productive working condition. The vessel is equipped with a specially-designed “piggy-back” system for the installation of carrier pipes to be simulta...
The deadly fight between Somali pirates and a Private security guard on board a cargo ship. when pirates were trying to board the ship. Copy Right Claim : Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright intended. All content used in adherence to Fair Use copyright law.
What is CLOV? It is how the 4th development of the Block 17 was named, it is a deep offshore development run by Total near the Angolan sea. CLOV stands for the 4 oil fields’names (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta) which are 381km² lenght (around 3 times the size of Paris). The project was launched in 2010 (passing contractors with the subcontractors in charge of the manufacturing and the establishment). Underwater equipment for the production and storage platform were manufactured a few month after and it was in June 2014 that CLOV has begun its production. A production which will, at least, last 20 years. CLOV is designed to export all the gas to a liquefaction plant onshore in Angola. This “Zero Fla
Recent years have seen increased survey and sampling expeditions to the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), central Pacific Ocean abyss, driven by commercial interests from contractors in the potential extraction of polymetallic nodules in the region. Part of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) regulatory requirements are that these contractors undertake environmental research expeditions to their CCZ exploration claims following guidelines approved by the ISA Legal and Technical Commission (ISA, 2010). Section 9 (e) of these guidelines instructs contractors to “…collect data on the sea floor communities specifically relating to megafauna, macrofauna, meiofauna, microfauna, nodule fauna and demersal scavengers”. There are a number of methodological challenges to this, including the water...
Embedded retaining walls are used in a wide variety of civil engineering applications including for embankment stabilisation, construction of basement walls, underpasses or tunnel approaches, in ground tanks and other buried structures. Use of in ground retaining walls can minimise the bulk excavation needed to achieve desired ground profiles. Walls can be used in temporary or permanent conditions.
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is entering a new phase. Australia plans to pay $60 million for deep-sea scanning of the ocean floor. Follow Meg McLeod http://www.twitter.com/McLeodReports See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10792199/Malaysia-Airlines-MH370-search-enters-new-phase.html CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/27/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/ Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_USA_WV.svg#Clickable_version The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-flight-370.html?_r=0 Image via CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/27/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/
I walk into the deep sea
I feel the waves
I see myself
Flowing among them
I heard weird lullabies from all around
But they're right here
There is a silence
Where there is no sound
There is a silence
Where no sound exists
In the cold waves
Under the deep, deep sea