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         continued from previous page       was very exciting with some healthy or-  For more information about Rope
         was delayed—initially until lunchtime   ders giving us much encouragement as   and Sling Specialists, visit their web-
         and then until 8pm. The install team   we address 2020’s early opportunities.”  site at
         remained at the facility and eventually
         began unloading the unit, utilizing two
         horizontal and two vertical permanent
         lifting  points,  12 hours  behind  sched-
         ule. Successful install was complete by
         11pm, however.
           Walker  said:  “The  project  involved
         extensive planning; I attended a num-
         ber of meetings with the relevant par-
         ties and went over the entire project
         with a fine-tooth comb. The manufac-
         turer  provided detailed information
         about the  load,  including  information
         about center of gravity, etc. so we could
         be productive as soon  as the vessel,
         eventually, arrived.”
           The vessel was delivered with 30mm-
         thick plated  feet that  had to be posi-
         tioned over the aforementioned founda-
         tions that were installed by an outside
         construction  company. Timbers were
         used to stop it sliding as it was raised
         to vertical.
           Walker added: “Our customer base is
         growing with more specialized indus-
         tries coming on board. At present I am
         dealing with companies in America, Ka-
         zakhstan and Trinidad, principally with
         marine contractors. Overall, this year   RSS provided lifting and rigging products and expertise to install the 50t test vessel.

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