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TITLE
Oilrig at Nigg Fabrication yard
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_07_065_0670
PLACENAME
Nigg
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Nigg
DATE OF IMAGE
5 March 1982
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15690
KEYWORDS
oilrigs
oil platforms
construction
engineering
energy
renewable energy
Oilrig at Nigg Fabrication yard

The Nigg Yard, found in Nigg Bay off the Cromarty Firth, was built by Highland Fabricators and opened in 1972. The yard had one of the largest dry docks in Europe for the construction of North Sea oil platforms. At its height the yard employed more than 5000 people but has since been mothballed. Currently (2010) the Yard's owners KBR and the Wakelyn Trust, are considering offers for the sale of the yard. It is hoped that Nigg could play an important part in the construction of equipment for off shore renewable energy developments.

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Oilrig at Nigg Fabrication yard

ROSS: Nigg

1980s

oilrigs; oil platforms; construction; engineering; energy; renewable energy

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Nigg Yard, found in Nigg Bay off the Cromarty Firth, was built by Highland Fabricators and opened in 1972. The yard had one of the largest dry docks in Europe for the construction of North Sea oil platforms. At its height the yard employed more than 5000 people but has since been mothballed. Currently (2010) the Yard's owners KBR and the Wakelyn Trust, are considering offers for the sale of the yard. It is hoped that Nigg could play an important part in the construction of equipment for off shore renewable energy developments.