Fairmount Marine’s Fairmount Expedition tug delivered the biggest component of the 120m high J-Lay tower for one of the world’s biggest crane vessels, Saipem 7000, offshore Burgas, Bulgaria.
The tower component was loaded on Saipem’s cargo barge S42.
The Fairmount Expedition towed the barge from Ravenna, Italy, non-stop to Bulgaria with an average speed of 8 knots. Subsequently, the Fairmount Expedition assisted during the off-loading of the J-Lay tower. The barge S42 is 125m long and 30m in width, loaded with the J-lay tower weighing 3407-tonne.
Image of the Saipem 7000. From Fairmount Marine.