First Sponson Arrives at Giglio for Costa Concordia Parbuckling

The first of the 19 sponsons to be installed on the Costa Concordia before the refloating phase has arrived this morning in Giglio Island on board pontoon Mak.

It’s the S13, that will be positioned on the starboard side.

The sponson weights 810 tons and is 33.5 meters of width for 11.5 in height,  with elecricatal-pneumatic systems and strand jacks the height reaches more than 20 meters, and 10.5 meters in depth.

It will be positioned as soon as the operation is authorized.

CONQUEST MB1 will carry out operations related to the installation of the 19 sponsons.

The CONQUEST MB1 is an offshore crane barge fitted with a sophisticated rotating/luffing crane and associated automated heel/trim compensation system.

Press Release, April 28, 2014

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