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A deep water quay at Mekjarvik, Norway, will open this week, bringing to a close the debacle surrounding disposal of the Brent Spar oil rig. The owner, oil and gas giant Shell, signed up Anglo-Norwegian joint venture contractor Wood GMC to build a 146m long, 20m deep quay extension using four sections of the rig's main column. Using a colossal floating crane from subcontractor Heerema, Wood GMC cut the 29m diameter main column into four 22m tall sections, weighing between 1,100t and ...

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