The first Tension Leg Platform was built for Conoco's Hutton field in the North Sea in the early 1980s. The hull was built in the dry-dock at Highland Fabricator's Nigg yard in the north of Scotland, with the deck section built nearby at McDermott's yard at Ardersier. The two parts were mated in the Moray Firth in 1984.
Thunderhorse sailing out from Ingleside,TX
all that remains....
this photo was taken in the Cromarty Firth on 25th July 2009. I can honestly say that along wit...
TLP Hook Up/Mate Up 1984
TLP HOOKUP taken onboard accommodation barge Fortuna Ugland, the hook up/mate up took place in the M...