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Ardersier

The McDermott yard, 10 miles east of Inverness was built in 1972.
Giant Forklift at Ardersier When I first arrived at the yard as a 20 year old, everything seemed huge, but this was the thing wh...
Jacket at Ardersier - c1983 I think this was a Marathon jacket for the Brae field. The picture was taken from the TLP deck which...
Lampson crane by the TLP deck - c1983 Ardersier had two huge Lampson cranes if I remember correctly. I think they could lift 1500 tonnes e...
Ardersier c1985 From Ness Road Fortrose.
Hutton TLP Deck c1984 Awaiting installation of the flare tower. The original plan was for the drilling rig and flare tower...
Ardersier Site Aerial view of the yard nowadays - no more buildings or slipways. Planning permission is being sough...
Lampson crane, Ardersier c1998 Some small jackets at Ardersier
Painting at Ardersier Spraying in paint hall, Ardersier 1998, yellow steel work for Elgin Franklin
South Arne topsides South Arne topside ready for loadout

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