It's NOT an oil rig
October 15th 2007 05:59
The Self Elevating Platform Barge is 50m long and 25m wide, and is equipped with a 600 tonne crane with a sixty metre boom. Arriving on the Gold Coast in July the barge was imported from South Korea
The massive barge has been working just a few hundred metres from the beach at Tugun, where it was conducting offshore tunneling works for the new de-salination plant being built on the Gold Coast.
At a cost of 1.2 billion dollars, the de-salination plant will be the first large scale desalination plant built on Australia’s east coast, following Western Australia’s example.
Expected to produce 125 Megalitres, the plant will draw sea water through an inlet pipe and convert it into drinkable water through the process of reverse osmosis.
The residue is highly concentrated salty brine which will be piped back into the ocean through the two kilometer outlet riser.
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