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Scotland's Rig Yards

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Nigg

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 Elf Elgin Franklin in Nigg graving dock.
Elf elgin float out American Sky horse crane at the east side of Nigg Dock
Any ideas? Nigg yard - jacket being moved, not sure of year.
Jacket skidded onto barge From the design this looks like a very early jacket - anyone know which one?
Lampson transi lift Lampson sitting at Nigg just before she was shipped of to the far east
Lampson transi lift crane Inside Shop 6, Nigg yard
Skidding the Shell Eider jacket - 1986 The 19,500 tonne Shell Eider jacket being loaded onto a barge. 1,200 people were employed on the con...

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