THIALF, the largest floating crane in the world. Large car ferry and very large crane and derrick. # Scale 2

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Vessel Company: Heerema Marine Contractors

Capacity: 14,200 squere metres

Type: Semi-submersible

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Amelia Royan on October 17, 2010

Many thanks again David. I'm sure you'd really enjoy seeing this majestic crane vessel. It really is a monster :))

greetings to Australia from the UK., Amelia

Amelia Royan on October 17, 2010

Dear Peter, I do hope that it speaks both to the boys and their toys, and the girls with their frills :)))

Beste hilsener, Amelia

Amelia Royan on October 20, 2010

Thank you Arthur. I always think that it is good to see industry in Norway, as well as all the natural beauty of the country :)

Groetjes, Amelia

Harry Taggart on October 21, 2010

Your usual top quality shot Amelia, but more than a normal Like 8, it deserves a YS for the value of the Gear you have squeezed into one shot, and that,s not counting the contents of the Bars in the Ferry. LOL cheers scally

Amelia Royan on October 23, 2010

Many thanks Mahdi, I am really pleased you liked this industrial photo :)

Warm greetings from the UK, Amelia

udo55 on November 4, 2010

Hello Amelia Royan!

Here i see a very interesting and impressive scenic! The maritime engineering is very developed and a part of our present time and world! On the other hand all the maritime persons have to work on and with them! Sometimes not so easy...and mostly far from thier families...

Best wishes from Nanjing, Udo

mbe21 on November 4, 2010

Ameliia, you have an excellent gallery here worth a yellow star anyday, I'll be back for a longer visit soon. Mick

Tjeert.Mensinga © on November 19, 2010

Yes it's great Amelia i have placed it under my Favs i already did take a look yesterday,but i was a little late so i react now and also a Like for this beautiful shot!And it's maybe surprising but this giant belongs to Dutch owners.

Amelia Royan on November 19, 2010

Does it indeed Tjeert? That makes it even more interesting. I know that Ria Maat has got photos of it in Holland. It wanders around the coast here, and can be seen for miles if I climb the hill behind our Norwegian apartment!

The Thialf and Seipem 7000 are the 2 largest floating cranes in the world. Do you know which country owns the Seipem?

Tjeert.Mensinga © on November 19, 2010

Thanks Amelia for this answer i had to look on the internet,because i did'nt know who are the owners of the saipem but i did found the answer it says it's owned by an Italian firm> regards! Tjeert

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 17, 2011

Hello Amelia :) How could I not be impressed with this superb photo...Large machinery has always fascinated me..I'm one of those kids nurse fed on brass screws and strips of Meccano...absolutely magnificent shot..It appears that there is some load on the barge as it appears to be lifting the rig leg. Look at the water level, the front of the barge is dipping forward.


Here's wishing you and yours all the best for Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year :)

Kind regards!


Yuri-inz on April 3, 2012

Исторический момент!!!!!!!!!

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  • Uploaded on October 14, 2010
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    by Amelia Royan
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