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Measuring tubes JLP01_08_093174

Graythorp, Hartlepool. A team of Laing workers measuring a large metal tube in one of the welding huts 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. By 1972, one thousand men were working on site to build a tubular structure which would support a drilling rig in the North Sea destined for the Forties Oilfield

Media ID 24058872

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1970s Engineering Industry Marine Engineering Works People Work


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