NS3274 : Building Hull 801 at Ferguson Marine shipyard

taken 2 years ago, near to Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Building Hull 801 at Ferguson Marine shipyard
Building Hull 801 at Ferguson Marine shipyard
Photo 6 in a series of 10.

This photo shows the pre-fabricated bow section in the vertical position, now supported by just one of the two mobile cranes and being rotated vertically.

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Building Hull 801 at Ferguson Marine shipyard
Hull 801 is the yard number of a ship under construction that will become one of two as yet unnamed hybrid powered car ferries for Caledonian MacBrayne (the other is Hull 802). The 102 metre long ferries will be capable of running on LNG (liquefied natural gas) or marine oil.

This series of ten photos shows a large pre-fabricated section of the bow being lifted and (slowly) flipped vertically and horizontally in preparation for the final lift into position on the hull. Two mobile cranes did the bulk of the work, with some assistance from men on the ground with ropes.

As can be seen in the photos, the yard is undergoing major reconstruction while shipbuilding continues. This resulted in there being very restricted space for manoeuvring the pre-fabricated section, which appeared to go to plan nonetheless.
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Monday, 5 June, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 June, 2017
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Shipyard 
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