Smulders Projects at Wallsend

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:18 am

And eventually they did move, on 16/02/2018
Tyne tugs move barge LOUIS off the Smulders Quay and take it down to Tyne Dock area where it was to be connected to UNION LYNX for the tow to Dundee.

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See UNION LYNX take over the tow: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23532&p=52744#p52744
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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:59 am

The Smulders yard after LOUIS had sailed. Barge JAN can be seen at the far left at Smulders 2 with DIAN KINGDOM still alongside.
JAN was moved up to replace LOUIS (at Smulders 1) on the 17th with another barge OSPREY CARRIER II due into Smulders 2 on the 18th.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:02 pm

Multratug 17, assisted by Svitzer Sun and Forth, bringing Osprey Carrier II into the river this afternoon.
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Multratug 17, Svitzer Sun & Forth with barge, 18 February 2018 (6)_1.JPG
Multratug 17, Svitzer Sun & Forth with barge, 18 February 2018 (8)_1.JPG
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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:15 pm

I didn’t appreciate quite how imposing these structures are until I took a closer look this morning.
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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:58 am

A view of the Smulders Wallsend yard at midday 10/03/2018

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:17 am

SEA ALFA has been sitting alongside the loaded barge JAN at Smulders for quite some time, acting as a safety vessel. The barge was due to sail yesterday 23/03/2018 but was delayed by high winds. SEA ALFA can be seen in this photo holding the barge up against the quay at Smulders, just in case she went down the river on her own.
The barge JAN plus two wind turbine bases left for Dundee this morning 24/03/2018 towed by UNION LYNX. SEA ALFA left at the same time.

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See JAN leaving with UNION LYNX: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23532&p=53340#p53340

See SEA ALFA leaving: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23976&p=53342#p53342
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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:39 am

Heavy lift crane in use at Smulders 28/03/2018. A tripod top being lifted onto a tripod base.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:44 am

The Smulders yard at Wallsend bathed in early morning sun light 21/04/2018.
Kevin was obviously feeling in a reflective mood.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby northeast » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:31 am

Very artistic, the photo as well.
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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Mon May 07, 2018 7:58 am

Smulders yard at Wallsend in the early morning sun 06/05/2018.
Barge UR93 on the right with one turbine base loaded and WAGENBORG BARGE 9 with two tripods on the left.

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Barge UR93

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WAGENBORG BARGE 9

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