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Opened in 1972 by Brown & Root / Wimpey, Nigg boasted the largest dry-dock in Europe. The first jacket built there was christened 'Highland 1' and destined for the BP Forties field. Other notable contracts were the groundbreaking Conoco Hutton TLP hull and the jacket for the Magnus platform, the heaviest steel jacket ever built.
The yard is currently at the centre of a dispute regarding its future. Although the local council would love to see it used as a base for the construction of offshore wind turbines and tidal energy installations, the various owners of the land seem unable to come to an agreement although the yard is being advertised for sale on the web.
Nigg Graving Dock
Shown as the sluices are opened, flooding the dock for the floatout of Highland Two, one of the jack...
Elf Elgin Franklin in Nigg graving dock.
Nigg yard - jacket being moved, not sure of year.