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The rest of the Maasvlakte 2 tour

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    Posted: 18 November 2018 at 21:01
In an earlier post I already showed you the CMA CGM Mumbai nose job, but the tour covered a lot more than just that ship.

It showed the Rotterdam harbour (especially this newest part built out in the sea) is all about containers and energy. It's one of the few harbours in Europe that can handle the biggest container ships at full draft and next to that it's a hub for both oil rig operations as well as windmill construction.

Here's a further impression of what we saw


1: Captain's view



2: Aeolus, a ship that piles windmill foundations and then hoists the higher parts on top of that

Here you see it lifted itself out of the water by lowering its legs on the harbour floor. That's how it stabilizes itself when working out at sea as well.


3: Windmill "mid parts", ready for shipping



4: Stena Natalita, a shuttle tanker that picks up crude oil from drilling platforms (that lack a pipeline connection) and ships it to the Rotterdam crude terminals



5: Being close to the sea with still large parts of land unused the area attracts many seals



6: Madrid Maersk, the fourth largest size container ship in the world, it can take more than 20.000 container units (of 20 ft)



7: One of the drill rig supply vessels was conducting an evacuation exercise



8: More large container ships, and a idle drill rig resting a bit further back



9: CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci being towed off the berth to start her next yourney


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For everbody who lives in the area or visits Rotterdam I can certainly recommend to make a tour. The ships and other operations there are truly impressive, much bigger than can be judged from this series.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2018 at 22:26
That is an impressive set. Big things always impress me, except for those "windmill?" structures look to be quite an eyesore. Is there such a thing as being Too industrial? A flower or 2 somewhere would be nice
It seems like an exciting tour, well photographed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2018 at 01:20
I really like #6. All the blues punctuated by the orange/ochre plus the cranes makes it an interesting shot.

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A stunning series, but as mentioned before #6 stands out for me too. The sheer size and power of those vessels is impressive. Unfortunately, they are also reponsible for a large part of the ever-increasing pollution of our planet.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2018 at 08:03
A very enjoyable series thank Pieter. I admit to being partial to a good crane photo, so I too have #6 as a favourite.
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Great set Pieter. Another vote for #6
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stuggie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2018 at 22:05
Great set and wonderful colours.
Nos 4,5 & 6 stand out for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2018 at 17:33
Beautiful series, Pieter!

It's hard to single out favorites (I just like harbors)! But if pressed I would think #1 is special among a set of fascinating views!

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