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At night


at night, originally uploaded by ccgd.

The Stena Carron at night. Taken last week when she was tied up bunkering at the Nigg Oil Terminal, taking on 14,000 tonnes of fuel.

Yes 14,000 tonnes - but she is a thirsty beast, having six Wärtsilä 32 16-cylinder diesel engines. The engines have a combined power of over 40MW. That's a lot of lights.

The Stena Drill Max is the world's largest drill ship, with a displacement of 97,000 tonnes, an overall length of 228m and breadth of 42m, it is capable of drilling to a depth of 11,000m. It was built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd in Korea, and has been designed to operate in harsh environments such as the Norwegian and Barents Seas.

I understand that she is mobilising in the Firth ready to operate West of Shetland.

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