ELF CLAIMS HEAVY LIFT RECORD AT NORTH SEA PIPER PLATFORM B

Elf Enterprise Caledonia Ltd. has claimed a world record for the heaviest single object lifted by a crane. The claim stems from installation of a 10,750 metric ton process utilities module for Piper Platform B in the U.K. North Sea. Heeremac installed the unit, built by Press Offshore Ltd. of Tyne and Wear, U.K., with the DB-162 crane vessel. Site is in Block 15/17, 110 miles northeast of Aberdeen. It was lowered onto a 561 ft high, 23,000 metric ton jacket that was positioned and piled early

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