This ship had to make three stops in three different European ports to pick up the components that will together make up a 600t-capacity goliath crane for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi in the USA.

The crane was built by Konecranes VLC at various locations under a contract worth more than $100m. Mammoet Shipping’s vessel, Happy Rover, made her first call at El Ferrol in Spain to pick up the 57m leg beams, the upper trolley and various balancers. Next stop was Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where the bogies, crane cabin and engine were loaded. The last port before heading across the Atlantic was Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England for the main girders which measured, at maximum, 32.5m x 8.51m x 10.6m and weighed 270t. The total load, when all on board, was 3,000t. When assembled it will stand 100m high and span more than 125m. Its 96 wheels will carry it over a 700m runway and the crane will have three trollies.