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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.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    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:



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


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Ill bet they're gonna have a hard time finding a berth for that ship. :eek:
  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    bet it handles corners like a dog.
  5. SoComSurfing

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

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    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 Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Huge piece of ship....tee hee (beavis laugh)
  7. And there will be documentaries about how it has been made once it's done. Great!
  8. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
    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?



  9. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Don't forget about the documentary on "how it destroyed the wild life and environment in some heavenly place".