J3676 : The 'SeaRose FPSO' at Belfast

taken 6 years ago, near to Queens Island, Greencastle, Whitehouse, Ballymacarret and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

The 'SeaRose FPSO' at Belfast
The 'SeaRose FPSO' at Belfast
The 'SeaRose FPSO' in the Belfast Dry Dock.
The 'SeaRose FPSO'
The 'SeaRose FPSO' LinkExternal link is a floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessel. Constructed specifically to work at the White Rose oilfield LinkExternal link 350 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland, the 267m long vessel was constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries and launched in 2004. The vessel has a storage capacity of 940,000 barrels of oil, which is approximately 10 days of production. In May 2012 the vessel disconnected from the oilfield and was towed across the Atlantic to Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries in Belfast for servicing. The vessel arrived at the Belfast Dry Dock on the 6th June 2012 and, work completed, left on the 5th July to travel back towards Canada.
The Belfast Dry Dock
The Belfast Dry Dock, owned and operated by Harland and Wolff for ship repair purposes. By the early 1960s it was clear that the largest dock in Belfast, the Thompson Graving Dock (see J3576 : Thompson Graving Dock), was too small for modern tankers and bulk carriers then being constructed. The Harland and Wolff Dry Dock (known as the Belfast Dry Dock) was constructed between 1965-68 by Charles Brand and Sons to a design by Rendel, Palmer and Tritton. It is 1150 feet long by 160 feet wide and, when constructed, was one of the five largest docks in the world. The dock can accommodate ships up to 200,000gt.
Alongside the dock is Ship Repair Quay (formerly known as Outfitting Wharf). This was constructed some 7 years later in 1975 and has a total lineal quayage of 433 metres. Ships which do not need to be fully dry docked are repaired here.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast  Belfast Docks 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 361 767 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.2398N 5:53.5501W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 358 762
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Belfast Dry Dock  Dry Dock  SeaRose FPSO  Ship  Oil Industry  Dockside Crane  Harland & Wolff 

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