BigLift Baffin piggy-backs a jack-up rig to West Africa
BigLift Shipping’s heavy transport vessel, BigLift Baffin was recently busy loading a jack-up platform Tchendo 2 for delivery to West Africa. The vessel loaded the 10,000 mt platform in Flushing, The Netherlands.
The Jack up Platform has an overall width of 86 meters and its legs are 134 meters long. BigLift Baffin was selected for the job, with its large, flush deck of 125 by 42 metres, its high deck strength and uniform grid of bulkheads and web frames, its sophisticated ballast system and its dynamic positioning system.
The platform stood waiting in the water in the port of Flushing. BigLift Baffin slowly moved into position, making optimum use of the DP2 system which allowed it to remain accurately and precisely positioned in line with the Jack-up’s frames. Thus the platform could be safely lowered until it landed on the BigLift Baffin deck.
Formerly known as Carrus, the Tchendo 2 platform has been into an accommodation and production unit, to support the development offshore Congo.