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Costa Concordia: Facts and Figures via the Parbuckling Project.

Costa Concordia: Facts and Figures via the Parbuckling Project.

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Costa Concordia: Facts and Figures via the Parbuckling Project. Press Kit, September 16, 2013. Source: www.theparbucklingproject.com.
Costa Concordia: Facts and Figures via the Parbuckling Project. Press Kit, September 16, 2013. Source: www.theparbucklingproject.com.

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FACTS & FIGURES

The wreck • 300 meters length • over 114,000 gross tonnage

The installments Over 30,000 tons of steel have been used in the construction/fabrication of all components used for the parbuckling and refloating plans. That means they are equivalent to 4 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower The platforms  6 platforms: the 3 large platforms measure 35 x 40 meters each; the 3 small platforms measure 15 x 5 meters each. If placed end to end they are 1 ½ football fields long  The 6 platforms are supported by 21 pillars with diameter of 1,6 meters  each and plunged for an average of 9 meters in the granite seabed The chains  56 chains in total of which 22 chains are installed in the portside and go under the wreck to the hold back towers  Each chain is 58 meters long and weights about 26 tons The artificial seabed  It is made up of 1,180 individual grout bags with a volume of over 12,000 cubic meters and over 16,000 tons in weight The sponsons  11 steel sponsons are installed on the portside of the wreck: 2 long horizontal sponsons; 2 long vertical sponsons and 7 short vertical sponsons  each short vertical sponson has the height of a 7-storey building; measures 21.8 x 11.5 x 10.5 meters; has a weight of about 400 tons; provides about 2,400 cubic meters of buoyancy  each long vertical sponson has the height of an 11-storey building; measures 33 x 11.5 x 10.5 meters; has a weight of about 523 tons; provides about 3,600 cubic meters of buoyancy  each long horizontal sponson has the height of a 11-storey building; measures 33 x 11.5 x 10.5 meters; has a weight of about 540 tons; provides 3,600 cubic meters of buoyancy. The blister tanks  2 steel blister tanks are connected together and installed at the wreck’s bow  They measure 23 meters in length, 20 meters in height each and have a total breadth of about 36 meters  The whole structure (the two blister tanks, the tubular frame and the three anchor pipes) weights about 1,700 tons. That means they are equivalent to 7 ½ times the weight of the Statue of Liberty  They provide a net buoyancy of 4,500 tons to the bow section

Marine operations  22 vessels and 8 barges involved in the project activities  The 2 biggest are the Lone and the Micoperi30: – The M30 measures 122 meters in length, almost the same length of the Notre Dame Cathedral – The Lone measures 160.5 meters in length, almost the same length of the shortest route of the Coliseum  over 28,000 hours of underwater shooting of operations by ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle)  over 15,000 individual dives

The people  over 500 people work on the project: – about 120 divers – about 70 welders/carpenters/fitters – about 60 technicians/grouters/pilots and ROV technicians – about 60 coordinators/salvage officers/security-safety and health officers – about 50 engineers – about 140 crew members – about 10 biologists from Università La Sapienza - Roma, Università di Genova, Oceanomare-Delphis  26 nationalities

The parbuckling  from the current position, the wreck will be rotated of 65° to acquire a vertical position  During the parbuckling the whole system will provide a force of about 23,800 tons to let the wreck rotate

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