A Tight Squeeze

  morddwyd 20:30 04 Mar 2011
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No, not more on the economy - a new crane on its way to Rosyth.

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Such engineering tasks fascinate me.

  canarieslover 20:52 04 Mar 2011

Almost as tight a squeeze as my trousers!!!!!!

  Kevscar1 10:10 05 Mar 2011

You have to ask why it coudn't have been built here rather than china

  Quickbeam 10:22 05 Mar 2011

I didn't realise that enough cranes were moved by sea to justify specialist crane transporter vessels.

  dororof 11:40 05 Mar 2011

Kevscar,
Chinese workers in this pseudo capitalist/communistic utopia are faced with a stark choice,a bullet in the gulag or a bowl of rice.
Hence a cheap and servile source of human capital,while communisms finest gorge themselves on caviare and green-backs.No middle-eastern revolution here.

  morddwyd 20:20 05 Mar 2011

I understand, from another report, that this particular vessel was actually built to transport this particular crane!

Presumably it can be now used for other things as well!

  Chegs ®™ 10:32 06 Mar 2011

Not quite as big but still huge,I recall seeing various items being transported to Sellafield along the road & a crew lifting all the cables for things like evaporators to pass underneath.Sellafield are planning/building a roadway down the beach for the latest evaporators to arrive via sea as they are simply too huge to get to site any other way.I also recall watching some huge item being transported to the site & it was so heavy the road compressed visibly as it passed by.Fortunately,the main road has been improved considerably since I last saw anything really big being transported to the site with several towns now bypassed.

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