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Installing Massive Machinery on the Seafloor Is Incredibly Dicey

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Lowering a massive compressor 984 feet down onto the seafloor isn't easy, even for a ship the size of North Sea Giant. For starters, each single yard of steel used to lower it weighs over 100 lbs.

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When it comes to offshore construction projects, nothing matches Norway's North Sea Giant. Her specialty is installing massive components for oil and gas facilities on the ocean floor, aided by a specialized crane system. She will put that crane, and every one of her advanced technologies, to the test on her next mission: a factory build 984 feet below the surface of the Norwegian Sea. It's a project the world has never seen before, billions of dollars are on the line, and everyone's counting on North Sea Giant to get it done.

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