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Oil rig on the move JLP01_10_01584_6

Graythorp Dry Dock, Hartlepool. The Graythorp basin flooded and the dock gates removed for float out of oil platform. The Laing Offshore Graythorp project involved the development of the former shipyard at Graythorp dock to form an oil platform construction base. Permanent dock gates were constructed consisting of hollow rectangular concrete caissons resting on a sill between two sets of sand filled cofferdams. Photographed in June 1974

Copyright © Historic England. John Laing Photographic Collection

Media ID 12573612

Date: 13th September 2016

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

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Credit: © Historic England Archive. Joh

Image Size: 4287 x 3894 Pixels

Filesize is 18.79MB

Associated Categories: Shipyards

Associated Categories: Graythorp - oil rigs

Keywords: archive, construction, engineering