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Floating off JLP01_08_099155

Graythorp, Hartlepool. An aerial view of the oil platform Graythorp I floating in the flooded basin of the dry dock at Graythorp.
In the early 1970s Laing Pipelines Offshore constructed the Graythorp fabrication yard and dry dock on the site of the old William Gray Shipyard. The company created a dry dock which was used for the construction of fixed platform North Sea drilling rigs for the BP North Sea Oil Project. Graythorp I had its christening ceremony on June 4th and was launched on Saturday 29th June 1974, heading off for the Forties Oil Field 250 miles away

Media ID 24058928

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1970s Dry Dock Marine Engineering Works Oil Rig


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