J3575 : Samson or Goliath?

taken 14 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Samson or Goliath?
Samson or Goliath?
Gantry crane 'Goliath' at the Harland and Wolff building dock in Belfast.
The crane is, I think, in the process of lifting an enormous steel construction which is part an offshore transformer platform destined for an offshore windfarm off north-eastern Germany.
One of two gantry cranes over the H&W building dock, it was constructed for the yard in 1969 by the German engineering firm Krupp. The crane stands 96m tall, has a span of 140m and can lift loads of up to 840 tonnes to a height of 70m. Although designed for the purposes of shipbuilding, H&W are no longer involved in this industry and are now concentrating on offshore renewable energies contracts as well as ship repair and servicing.See LinkExternal link for further images of both 'Goliath' and the other gantry crane 'Samson'.
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J3575, 1026 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 July, 2009
Vehicles > Cranes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 752 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.4303N 5:54.1213W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 354 755
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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