J3575 : Two unusual ships in Belfast

taken 9 years ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Sydenham, Ballyhackamore and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Two unusual ships in Belfast
Two unusual ships in Belfast
A similar picture to J3575 : Two unusual ships in Belfast but from a different angle.

Two specialist ships in the Musgrave Channel in Belfast docks, seen below the towering cranes 'Samson' and 'Goliath' in the Harland and Wolff building dock.

The large white ship on the right is the 'Resolution' (see also LinkExternal link ). The ship is used in the construction of offshore windfarms and was in Belfast to collect turbine foundations from Harland and Wolff for an offshore windfarm in the Solway Firth (see LinkExternal link ). Its unusual shape comes from the six 130m legs which, once on site, jacks the vessel out of the water and provides a stable working platform to construct windfarms at sea. See LinkExternal link for some technical info on the Resolution.

To the left of 'Resolution' is the 'Sea Energy' (see also LinkExternal link ). This is another offshore construction vessel and will be used to construct the middle and top rotor sections of the turbines in the same offshore windfarm.

Some related images to this project can be seen at LinkExternal link
Wind turbine parts, Belfast harbour
Both DONG and Harland & Wolff produce wind turbine parts within the Belfast Harbour Estate. This collection shows some of the parts and the vessels used to transport them at sea.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2008
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Dock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 358 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.5824N 5:53.8813W
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Irish: geotagged! J 360 759
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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