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Scotland's Rig Yards

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Located in Wester Ross, the Howard Doris yard at Loch Kishorn was created from nothing in one of the most remote parts of the country. Without a large local population, almost all the workforce lived in a camp onsite. Some remarkable structures were built here, notably the Ninian Central platform, at the time the heaviest structure ever moved by man, and the Maureen Alpha platform, the first steel platform designed to be refloated once it's useful life was over.
Ninian Central Construction My dad worked at Kishorn during the construction of Ninian Central around 1978.
Ninian Central Construction The scale can be judged by the stairway and lift track at the front.
Ninian Central Construction - 4 Ninian Central nearing competition. Like an iceberg, most of the structure is under water.
Maureen Hideck, Kishorn Taken from Applecross side looking towards Plockton after hookup.
Kishorn Shop 19 Morecambe Bay Gas Rig T100 sections being fabricated in 1983.
Ninian Central, Kishorn Yard. My dad god bless him, worked there and, took this picture, not sure of year? He worked logistics. Ma...
Floating the Maureen out That young lad of 23 is me Tom Selsby, pipefitter just as the Maureen was being towed to deep water.
Visit from HRH Prince Charles to the Maureen This was a visit from Prince Charles to the Maureen on the middle deck. In return Howard Doris lent ...

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