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Tuesday's marvels of engineering

Bagger 288

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Bagger 288

One of the world’s heaviest land vehicles is in use at the Garzweiler open pit lignite mine. It can move 240,000 cubic meters of earth per day, it’s as heavy as more than...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: The Seawise Giant

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: The Seawise Giant

Seawise Giant, later Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Oppama, and finally Mont, was a ULCC supertanker (ultra large crude carrier) that was the longest ship ever built. She possessed the greatest deadweight tonnage ever recorded. Fully loaded, her displacement was 657,019 tonnes, the...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: World's largest diesel engine

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: World’s largest diesel engine

The Wärtsilä RT-flex96C is a two-stroke turbocharged low-speed diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä. Designed to provide the motive force for a variety of supertankers and container ships, it comes in 6 cylinder in-line through to a whopping 14 cylinder version....
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: The Falkirk Wheel

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. Since the opening in 2002, the Falkirk Wheel became undoubtedly one of the most important thing, that happened in the region. It is...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: World's Tallest Mobile Crane

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: World’s Tallest Mobile Crane

The LTM 11200-9.1 is both the strongest and tallest telescopic crane in the world, lifting up to 1,200 tons (that's 2,645,000 pounds or 12 adult Blue Whales, depending on who's counting). Its eight-part...