Jack-up Rig Gorilla VII Loaded in Rotterdam

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Rowan Gorilla VII Jack-up rig that was built by the Marathon LeTourneau Super Gorilla was loaded in the , The Netherlands, on board Mighty Servant 1. The operation started at 7.00 A.M. and the Rowan Gorilla VII was in position and lifted out of the water. The Mighty Servant 1 will depart for . After its voyage the Gorilla VII Jack-up rig will be discharged in . The Jack-up rig is operated by Rowan Companies Inc. The Rowan Gorilla VII is both a very large and heavy cargo: its overall length is 121.43 meters. Weighing 27,897 metric ton it's one of the heaviest jack-up drilling rigs that have ever been transported by Dockwise Shipping B.V. Other interesting specifications of the cargo are the total height of no less than 195.28 meter and the overall width of 91.44 meter. The first rig transported for Rowan Companies Inc. was the Rowan Alaska during the summer of 1982.

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