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What Stops This Behemoth from Toppling Over?

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The sea floor is fragile and unpredictable - which makes elevating a ship this size on six jack-up legs extremely risky.

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The MV Resolution is the world's first self-elevating ship, a jack-up vessel with giant legs that can lift her high above the water. She was designed to build 15-story tall wind turbines in rough waters, and she'll do just that in Solway Firth, off the shores of Scotland. Join her as she battles volatile sea conditions, a faulty hydro-hammer, and a tight deadline to install 60 turbines before winter winds and waves make it impossible to get the job done.

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