Thursday, May 11, 2017

sewage pipe system

The pipe and crane showed up in Lough Foyle a few days ago.  The  pipe was floated here in six sections by tugboats from Norway and will be 4km in length when connected and completed.  The crane along with a floating platform also arrived to do the connection work.  Twenty five tonne blocks will be used to connect the pipe.  It will be assembled here in Moville  over the next few months before being moved to Blackpool, Lancashire, where it will be used to upgrade the public sewage system there.  When completed it will be floated out in one giant 4km piece.


Info courtesy of the Inishowen Independent

24 comments:

  1. That is a huge project all made on sea.

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  2. Yes I think that Blackpool urgently can use an update of its sewage system.

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  3. Imagine that, floated all the way from Norway.

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  4. Wow! Wouldn't it be more practical to assemble on site?!

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  5. Wow! Wouldn't it be more practical to assemble on site?!

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  6. What a mammoth logistic project! Thanks for sharing this very interesting info!

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  7. How do they do that? Your photo gives us a good sense of the massive scope of such a project. Even so, it must be a crappy job! :)

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  8. The construction industry today can do incredible things, Bill!

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  9. I also posed the question: why don't they assemble it on site? Still it's a massive undertaking.

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  10. Always interesting to hear how things are put together. I guess those pipes would have some interesting stories to tell!

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  11. Goodness me! The things they can construct out at sea.. unimaginable years ago!

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  12. Ha Bill, dat is een reuze klus, wat kan er veel he tegenwoordig.
    Groet Kees.

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  13. Good grief! I hope it never leaks.

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  14. Beautiful and peaceful view.

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  15. Interesting process. That is a lovely shot of the water!

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  16. To me, this is quite a view. Not something I get to see everyday.

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  17. Curious indeed. I would like to know more about the 'floating' process. Ultimately, it will be at depth?

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  18. Very interesting. It looks like a big job.

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  19. A big job requiring skill; I hope that the works get paid well!

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