This video is an updated version of an earlier post (I just added animation) that very clearly shows, with the help of animation, the 11,000 ton jack up rig Independencia 1
being moved from its construction site on the banks of the Tuxpan river in Mexico on to a barge. The jack up rig was then rotated while on the barge in the middle of the river and repositioned with the lifting bracket over the Mammoet SPMT trailers ashore so as to support the rig while the rig drops its legs to the river bed.
Once on its own legs the barge was pulled out from underneath the rig. The rig will now be completed and moved out to work in the Gulf of Mexico.
I was hired by Dockwise, a Dutch company specializing in moving the inconceivable and also by Mammoet, the worlds largest crane operator, picking up the largest stuff you never thought was liftable!! Leave it up to the Dutch to get the job done!!
I shot this assignment with three Canon cameras and Canon lenses; HD video on the Canon EOS 5DMKII. Time lapse on Canon EOS 1 Ds MKIII and stills with the third body another Canon EOS 1 Ds MKIII. Carbon tripods and supports all by Manfrotto, 32GB 600xCF cards by Lexar. This video was edited in Final Cut Pro with the help of Mike Brown of Caffeine and Pixels and the still raw files were converted in Light Room.
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