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One huge piece of ship

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SoComSurfing, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

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    Ok, not really a "piece" or even a "ship," but that title's a little catchier than "world's largest FLNG facility under construction."

    I was reading through a trade magazine at work this morning and came across an article stating the first steel has recently been cut on Shell's Prelude project, which will be the largest sea-going structure ever produced. What particularly impressed me was this:

    http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3099:first-steel-cut-for-prelude-flng&catid=78:oops:il-a-gas&Itemid=190

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    When completed this structure will be just a shade over 1600 ft long (488m) and 243 ft wide (74m) and will come in weighing a bit over 600,000 long tons (672k US tons).

    I'm a nerd for this kind of stuff, and know there's plenty of nerds here, so thought some of you might find this interesting.
  2. Downunderwonder

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    What a target for an incendiary 50 cal !
  3. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

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    Ill bet they're gonna have a hard time finding a berth for that ship. :eek:
  4. knumbskull

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    bet it handles corners like a dog.
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

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    I'd be interested in seeing the tow plan to get that thing from Korea to West Australia, then get it set in position. I wonder if it will be Dynamic Positioning enabled or use static lines/anchoring system?
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    Huge piece of ship....tee hee (beavis laugh)
  7. Sublab

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    And there will be documentaries about how it has been made once it's done. Great!
  8. nortonrider

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    25 year service life .......then what?

    Will it end up off of the coast of India leaking it's toxic substances into the Ocean like so many "retired" ships?

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  9. machine gewehr

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    Don't forget about the documentary on "how it destroyed the wild life and environment in some heavenly place".

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