floating crane


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floating crane

[¦flōd·iŋ ′krān]
(civil engineering)
A crane having a barge or scow for an undercarriage and moved by cables attached to anchors set some distance off the corners of the barge; used for water work and for work on waterfronts.
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A floating crane able to remove containers from the ship is on its way from Singapore, but will take at least two weeks to arrive.
We should never underplay the difficulties of working offshore, especially when we're using a 3,300 tonne lift capacity floating crane to place something that's 25 by 23 metres, and 22 metres tall, onto a foundation 25km from shore.
In addition, a huge floating crane with a payload capacity of approximately 1,400 tons will be used for the installation of the large pieces of ready-casting concrete.
Dredging work has already begun in the sea area of the marina, with the use a floating crane to remove various materials from the seabed.
But after the stern section was brought to the surface by a giant floating crane on Thursday, KBS television aired footage aired footage of bodies being removed from the wreckage on stretchers.
7 April 2010 - Oslo-listed heavy-lift service provider Dockwise Ltd (OSL: DOCK) said today that it has won seven near-term contracts, regarding transportation of four jack-up rigs, jack-up construction vessels, supply boats and a floating crane barge, from unnamed customers.
Other employees honoured at the event included floating crane operator Arnel Calpo, who has not had a day off sick for six years, dock operators Jamal Nasser and Mario Acosta (both five years) and radio operator Malayil Sajeevan (four years).
During its construction, the RSGT set a new Gulf record by using massive 480-ton blocks, constructed on site and positioned on the seabed by GPS guided floating crane, to form the quayside.
Announcing the above, manager for planning and controlling projects of Iran Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOECC) that the floating crane is valued at $500 million.
A floating crane is in position and divers are working to tighten steel cables around sections of the wreckage.
We even engaged a mammoth 300-ton floating crane to lift the LCM-8s out of the water and onto the pier.
Divers were hampered by the mud churned up by the wreckage, part of which was raised using a floating crane.