WATCH: Heerema’s SSCV Thialf Installs Lucius Topsides

Hereema Marine Contractors' semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf, with the highest rated offshore lifting capacity in the world at 14,200 tons, placed the topsides facility atop Anadarko's Lucius Spar early this year while dynamically positioned 275 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas in approximately 7,000 feet of water.  The production facility weighed in at about 15,000 … [Read more...]

Thialf Installs World’s Highest-Voltage Offshore Converter Station

Thialf, the world's largest crane vessel was recently put to work in the North Sea by Swiss power and automation group, ABB, to install the world's highest-voltage offshore converter station. In a three-day operation, the 9,300 metric ton topsides module, including the converter station, was transported offshore by barge around 75 km off the German coast. It was then lifted … [Read more...]