Sunday, 5 May 2013

280 Tonne Cable Reel Move

The 280 Tonne cable reel constructed at Inchgreen Quay was moved today on to a barge for onward transportation.

This was a lengthy process and now that it is installed on the barge - will be towed by the tug 'Viking' later in the week to it's destination.

Final Preparation

Off the Ground

Swinging Gently Towards the Barge

Long Slow Process

Beginning it's Downward Journey to the Barge Deck

Getting Closer to the Barge Deck

Lots of Cranes 

They Judged the Tide Time Nicely

Cable Reel Move from Dougie Coull on Vimeo.

More images are available at - - and are also better resolution.

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