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Micoperi 7000
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Micoperi 7000

The Micoperi 7000 facing inwards while the tugs Kinross and Keston put the barge with the Monopods alongside for lifting.
Picture added on 29 January 2004
The Micoperi 7000 could lift 7000 tonnes with each crane, or 15000 at the time, making it the most powerful crane barge in the world at that time. I was on it in 1990, and although I've been on over 50 offshore installations, such as the Conoco TLP (built at Nigg and Ardersier), the Magnus and the Ninian Central, none of them impressed me as much as the 7000.

The deck area, between the cranes at the bow and the accommodation at the rear was the size of three football pitches, with crawler cranes driving about it. The accommodation had a swimming pool and two lifts in it. At the time I was on it, there were a lot of Singaporean welders as well as the Italian crew. There were two completely separate galleys, one serving Italian food, and one Indonesian.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 29 January 2004
Saudações! em 1999, tive a grata satisfação em conhecer o Micoperi 7000 em operações na plataforma de Pargo (Brasil)

[Translation as supplied by Google's Portugese to English translation service]

Greetings! in 1999, I had the grateful satisfaction in knowing the Micoperi 7000 in operations in the platform of Pargo (Brazil)
Added by Alcides Soares Dias on 04 November 2005
I worked as a scaffolder on the Conoco TLP. It was one of the most interesting jobs I have ever had. I live in Mexico now and recently I met a Turkish chap that I had met on that very rig. Nice pic by the way.
Added by Stepen Morrow on 21 September 2006
Tive a oportunidade de conhecer a Micoperi 7000 e fazer parte da tripulação da fiscalização da Petrobras durante a estadia dela no Brasil, acompanhando trabalhos de montagem de várias plataformas e também da desmontagem de Enchova. Foi um enorme prazer encontrar as fotos dela pela internet.

{Babelfish translation: I had the chance to know Micoperi 7000 and to be part of the crew of the fiscalization of the Petrobras during the stay of it in Brazil, following works of assembly of some platforms and also of the dismount of Enchova. It was an enormous pleasure to find the photos of it for the InterNet.}
Added by Dimas Jorge Piccinin on 09 February 2007
I had the grateful satisfaction in knowing the Micoperi 7000 in operations in the platform of PVM-1, PVM-2, PVM-3, PCP-1/PCP-2 e (Brazil)

Added by Genecy Galdino on 13 February 2007
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