JB108 has legs removed for inspection
Jack-Up Barge, JB108, had its legs pulled last week in Dordrecht at the yard of Royal Van der Wees Transport. The lifts were made by the Liebherr LHM 400 on the Royal Van der Wees Transport quayside, assisted by a Liebherr LTM 1130 brought in for the day from the local Sarens depot.
A personnel cage was lifted to the top of the legs, in turn, by the LTM 1130 with an engineer to the connect the shackles to the crane. When each leg was connected it was lifted out of the jacking unit by the LHM 400 and then, with assistance from the LTM 1130, individually laid flat on the quayside. The legs will be thoroughly checked for wear and tear, restored to top condition where needed, before being replaced, ready for a new work season.
Each leg weighs 50t and is 47.2m long.
The HeavyLiftNews camera man was there to take some photographs on what was probably the coldest day of the year so far.