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Highland 1 Float-out

Highland 1 Float-out

Date Added: 01 September 2005 Contributor: Pat Swanson Year: 1974 Picture No: 1369

Seen from the links, Highland 1 was the first large jacket built at Highlands Fabricators. It is part of one of the Forties Platforms.

Albums: Oil Industry


My dad was working there at the time, he worked the Big Wolfe - he was George Mcdonald or 'Geordie'. I remember the float out as we sat on Nigg hill and froze as it floated out to sea. It was a big moment for a lot of the boys who worked on it Comment left on 01 April 2006 at 22:14 by Helen Mcdonald
Truly amazing hardwork as everything was cut and fitted piecemeal style we soon learned to build large sections and with the experience of the professional rigger and crane operators and welder fabricator each section lifted into place. It was precision lifts, every crane sychronised into timing the lift, very well organised. It was for us in the early days a mammoth task for everyone involved, yard fabricators, welders, scaffolders, riggers, mechanics, fitters, electricians, helpers, cleaners, foremen, gen foremen, engineeers. Good memories we had the best years of the oil industry. Comment left on 31 July 2011 at 19:08 by Tommy Macallister
well said tommy Comment left on 16 April 2016 at 14:26 by Willie Macintosh
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