J3677 : Crawler cranes, VT2, Belfast harbour (June 2019)

taken 2 months ago, near to Queens Island, Greencastle and Whitehouse, Northern Ireland

Crawler cranes, VT2, Belfast harbour (June 2019)
Crawler cranes, VT2, Belfast harbour (June 2019)
Two crawler cranes recently delivered to VT2. “Crawler cranes deliver excellent mobility over soft surfaces. These multiple-purpose cranes can be used in a broad range of applications,ranging from construction to civil engineering and port cargo handling. Ideal Form both hire and sell crawler cranes and have been involved in many projects in Ireland, GB and abroad. We have a fleet of modern hydraulic crawler cranes from 80T to 280T, all operating with mainboom and fly. We comply with European standards using sophisticated load systems to ensure safe lifting practices”.
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VT2 redevelopment, Belfast harbour
Some photographs showing the redevelopment of the Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2), Belfast harbour, used by the Stena Belfast - Liverpool ferries.

“Belfast Harbour has committed to investing £15m to re-develop Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2) which services the Belfast-Liverpool route.  The project will enable the terminal to handle the next generation of modern RoRo (Roll-On / Roll-Off) ferry vessels . . . . . . The project is part of Belfast Harbour’s long-term investment strategy in Port infrastructure.  It follows a recent £1.5m investment that increased VT2’s landside capacity and improved its entrance and accessibility in preparation for the arrival of the new vessels in early 2020” - Belfast Harbour press release 9 May 2019.

“Stena Edda is scheduled to enter service on the Belfast-Liverpool route in spring 2020. This is the second of three new E-Flexer vessels bound for the Irish Sea during 2020 and 2021 which represents a significant multi-million pound investment by Stena Line in the region. The ‘float out’ ceremony started at 13.18 hrs local Weihai [China] time today (15th April) and at 18.00 Stena Edda floated out of the dock. The timings were chosen especially because 18 is a number associated with good fortune in China” - Stena press release 15 April 2019.
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Monday, 17 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 17 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Crane 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 363 776 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.7278N 5:53.4040W
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Irish: geotagged! J 372 781
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Belfast Harbour  Ferry Berth  Cranes  Stena  Stena Line  Construction Site 

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