A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Beach Side Life

Today is lovely and sunny. About 30 degrees. Sun shining and perfect tourist weather. The wind is giving us a cooling effect and life is just, well things just "feel" good. However I'm not a tourist today but at work. So I'll enjoy as best I can, but no doubt someone will screw it up before sundown !....


The big ship in the background is an LNG tanker. Delivering LNG (Liquid Natural Gas is how we know it, but for it to be transport it must be cooled and then it turns into liquid. -163 Deg C.  Cold indeed.). In front of it are what appear small sticks you can see sticking out of the sea. These are the new piles we're installing to support the next jetty which we are building.

Looks good. Lovely day for fishing....

However while its good with the sun and breeze the down side  is it generates choppy waves. Translated means difficult for our barges and equipment to work offshore for pile driving and any other accurate work on the jetty construction.

So what to do. Not much is the answer. Just wait it out. Frustrating to say the least. I took a couple of photos and then found a few others from a few days past when  we were inspecting fabrication of some steel piles for the jetty. There are made from flat steel plate which comes in rolls from the steel mill. They are then "unwound" and spun out on a big rolling/turning machine and welded as they go along. Clever stuff. Welding looks impressive as the steel moves along. Pictures below show a pile being turned and also the welding sparks !!!!!






Also I've added in the standard photo of perception of construction site activities. Just so you know Thailand construction sites same as UK and the rest of the world.....i.e. two persons working and about 10 watching...... Actually it is a demonstration for a new mix for concrete. So we we were all ovbserves. Even more watching from outside of the photo....