Saipem 7000

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Comments (20)

Nick Weall on June 24, 2011

Derrick was feeling quite uplifted as he minced across the deck ...

trikermike on June 25, 2011

.... but his neck was stiff from craning to see if he had been noticed!

Amelia Royan on June 25, 2011

Actually Nick, I think Derrick has minced off with [Thialf, the big brother of Saipem. Who says that size doesn't matter? ;)

Amelia Royan on June 25, 2011

I got that link wrong - but it still sort of works!

Nick Weall on June 25, 2011

You have captured the missing link and all works well swell ~ and how annoying to find another near by with an even bigger jib :(

Amelia Royan on June 25, 2011

He was craning his neck to see if you were in Stavanger Bonnie Lad. Couldn't find you, so he quietly slipped away in the night.

I think I'm a bit rusty with my link techniques ;)

Amelia Royan on June 26, 2011

This really gives no real idea of the size of Saipem:

Class and type: Semi-submersible crane vessel

Displacement: 172,000 t (heavy lift)

Length: 198 m (overall)

Beam: 87 m

Height: 43.5 m keel to deck without the cranes!

Propulsion: 12 thrusters

Speed: 9.5 knots (18 km/h)

Crew: Up to 700 persons

Vittorio Zanoni on June 27, 2011

Clean shot Amelia, good light and perspective. Have a nice start of the week, Vittorio

Amelia Royan on June 27, 2011

Hello Vittorio, thank you for your compliment. This floating crane is the second largest in the world, the length is about the same as 2 football pitches ;)

Greetings from Norway, Amelia

Clive on Beara on June 28, 2011

What a load of rubbish! - on the quay I mean... My mate Andrew who lives in Stavanger had to scrap his red Peugeot about a month ago - I'm sure that's his about halfway down the pile on the right hand side. It'll be a tin for dog food before you know it (it wasn't much better than that when it was 'up and running'!) Best wishes, Clive

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2011

Hey - you have a mate in Stavanger Clive? Do you ever get over here to visit? There is a pub called the Irishman there - the same the world over :))

I think you could be right about the red Peugeot, I have it on the left hand pile of cars fourth row down. Yep - dog food cans is the way of all old Peugeots :))

Your 'chum' in Norway, Amelia

Clive on Beara on June 28, 2011

Yes, Amelia, he's a teacher at The British School. We have mutual life-long friends who live in/around Kleppe (which is why I know the beaches at Sola / Vegge so well!). Haven't been for a while (miss staying in their hut in the mountains!), but must go again sometime soon, or he'll just come to Ireland again and complain! Best wishes, your 'Pal' in Ireland. Clive

Amelia Royan on June 29, 2011

How can anyone complain in Ireland Clive, it's a Pedigree country!

We have had a poor June here, but I always think that September and October are a good months to visit Norway. If you are considering it please let me know :)

Clive on Beara on June 29, 2011

My dog likes it here - says it's the cat's 'whiskas'.....

Cork's good at GAA football - they 'winalot'

Did ya ever hear of the Irish dog : Ken O'Meat ??


khoi tranduc on June 30, 2011

Very nice photo! Like!

Amelia Royan on July 13, 2011

Many thanks KhoiTran. This floating crane is the second biggest in the world. I also have a photo of the biggest one, it is called THIALF :)

Sandy065 on July 14, 2011

Lot of color in the junk yard. The great crane seems to have a lot to chew there... Hopefully the little one will get it's slice too. :)

Like it!

Cheers, Sandy

Konstantin Khrapko on August 1, 2011


Amelia Royan on August 1, 2011

Sorry for this late reply dear Sandy; and many thanks for your lovely compliment. I am sure that the little crane didn't go hungry, there was more than enough to chew on, and the 'bowl' gets replenished regularly :))

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on August 10, 2011

Thank you Konstantin Khrapko, I'm pleased that you liked this monster.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 24, 2011
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2011/06/15 15:47:03
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash