Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Bowing to gravity For Amerada Hess' 180M gravity oil platform under construction in the Scottish Highlands, main contractor Taylor Woodrow has placed all 30,000m3 of high performance concrete by wheel

There is something about the Scottish Highlands that puts mankind's achievements into perspective. A 20 storey tower rising from a four storey plinth the size of two football pitches would dwarf most town centres. Set against the stunning Highland backdrop of Nigg Bay near Inverness, however, Amerada Hess' 180M concrete gravity oil platform looks tiny.

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters

Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or