World's largest crane lifting vessel in Lerwick

by Tom Morton -

The Hereema Marine deepwater construction vessel Thialf has been in Lerwick Harbour this week for a crew change and minor repairs, following work on BP's Clair Ridge Project.

Thialf (see Wikipedia) has two cranes with a combined maximum lifting capacity of 14,200 metric tons, making it the largest capacity crane vessel in the world. However, it has lower height lifting capabilities than its competitor Saipem 7000 - which has lifting capability of 14,000 tonnes at 42 meters; Thialf can lift 14,200 tonnes at 31.2 meters.

Full Shetland Times story here