assembly of Schahin “SS AMAZONIA”  by 20,000 ton crane TAISUN
After arrival from Haiyang Raffles Shipyard the transport barge is submerged and the hull is launched in the water
 
Upon completion of the 12,000 ton deck box, it is skidded on rollers to the barge
 
The barge then brings the deckbox to under TAISUN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The SS AMAZONIA is a Friede & Goldman Millennium SA class semi-submersible drilling vessel, designed for 2400 meters water...
Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited is the largest rig builder in China, with significant expertise and experience in the cons...
TAISUN is a division of Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited and has its own engineering, operations, safety and quality contro...
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World's biggest crane installs drilling rig topsides

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TAISUN, the largest, strongest crane in the world and dual heavy lift world record holder is seen here installing the 12,000 metric ton deck box of Schahin's semi-submersible drilling unit "SS Amazonia". These pictures were taken during March 2010 in Yantai, China at Yantai Raffles Shipyard.

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World's biggest crane installs drilling rig topsides

  1. 1. assembly of Schahin “SS AMAZONIA” by 20,000 ton crane TAISUN
  2. 2. After arrival from Haiyang Raffles Shipyard the transport barge is submerged and the hull is launched in the water
  3. 4. Upon completion of the 12,000 ton deck box, it is skidded on rollers to the barge
  4. 6. The barge then brings the deckbox to under TAISUN
  5. 17. The SS AMAZONIA is a Friede & Goldman Millennium SA class semi-submersible drilling vessel, designed for 2400 meters water depth and 7500 meters drilling depth. It is a dynamically positioned (DPS-2) vessel equipped with eight thrusters of 2.5 MW each and 30.8 MW total installed power. SS AMAZONIA is owned by Schahin Oil & Gas from Brazil. SS AMAZONIA
  6. 18. Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited is the largest rig builder in China, with significant expertise and experience in the construction of various marine and offshore projects which include jack-up drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, floating production storage and offloading vessels, heavy lift vessels, pipe lay vessels and other prototype vessels. Both innovative and scalable, Yantai Raffles is supported by a highly- skilled engineering force, cutting-edge facilities and superior technology. For more information, please visit www.yantai-raffles.com YANTAI RAFFLES SHIPYARD
  7. 19. TAISUN is a division of Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited and has its own engineering, operations, safety and quality control staff. Its 20,000 ton (22,046 short ton) capacity is the largest in the world. For more information, please visit www.20000ton.com , or e-mail us at [email_address] TAISUN

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