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Micoperi 7000 in Cape Town Harbour - 1991
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No: 81   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Saipem   Year: 1991   Country: South Africa
Micoperi 7000 in Cape Town Harbour - 1991

The Micoperi (later named the Saipem 7000) was used in the contstruction of the Mossgas platform at Mossel Bay on the south coast of South Africa. Each of the two main cranes could lift 7,000 tonnes, and 15,000 tonnes in tandem.

She's seen here with the accommodation, process and drilling modules for the Mossgas FA platform on her deck between the cranes at the bow and the bridge/accommodation at the stern.
Picture added on 30 October 2006
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I spent a few days on board the Micoperi over new year 1990/91. It's certainly the biggest moveable bit of kit I've ever been on. It was my first trip offshore and in fact I was only on her because I got off the chopper too soon! I was supposed to stay on the helicopter until it reached the FA platform, but since the crane barge was steaming that way anyway they just kept me on board.

Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 30 October 2006.
Trabalhei no Micoperi, na época de instalação das jaquetas de PVM's e PCP's. Executei atividades de taifeiro, meu chefe era o Sr. Buf e o Sr. Vicenzo. Sinto saudades desta unidade.

Automated tranlsation:

I worked in Micoperi at the time of installation of jackets, MVP's and PCP's. Executei activities of taifeiro, my boss was Mr. Buf and Mr. Vicenzo. I miss this unit.

Added by Genecy Galdino on 13 February 2007.
Fiquei muito feliz quando contemplei esta e muitas outras fotos deste colossal navio, no qual tive a honra de trabalhar no ano de 1989, na Bacia de Campos (R.J. Brasil), quando o 7000 instalou as Jaquetas(pés de plataformas) e as plataformas Carapeba 1 e 2, Vermelho 1 e 2 e ainda deu apoio durante o incêndio que consumiu a plataforma Anchova. Naquela época, asta maravilha era novinha. Que saudade do cozineiro Luigi, Garçons Antônio, Agostinho e tantas outras amizades que nem sei se um dia terei a honra de rever.

Automated translation:
I was very happy when contemplei this and many other photos of this colossal vessel, which had the honour to work in the year 1989, in the Campos Basin (RJ Brazil), when the 7000 installed Jaquetas (feet of platforms) and platforms Carapeba 1 and 2, Red 1 and 2 and also provided support during the fire that consumed the platform Anchovies. At that time, was older wonder novinha. What nostalgia of cozineiro Luigi, Garçons Antonio, Augustine and many other friends do not know if one day I will have the honour to review.

Added by Vanderlei Rainha França on 13 July 2008.
My father-in-law, Daniel Retief Vorster was the first chairman of Mossgas. I am always looking for photos of him at Mossgas and at the FA Platform. I would love to show him and my kids some of these photos, as he never was a person to pose for the camera.

Added by Reitz Broeksma on 18 August 2008.
Wonderful! I've worked at this at the beginning. In 89, I was electrical technic auxiliar, for Montreal Engineering. So, in the Hook Up of PVM 1 and 3 I was there, in northeast camp, by Macaé. Was a pleasant experience.

Added by Anselmo Simioni Alves on 21 August 2015.
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