Cromarty Work

Cromarty Community Collage

Work in Cromarty

In common with other areas in Ross-shire, personnel from Cromarty have worked in the oil construction yards in Nigg and Invergordon.

At Invergordon and Nigg, Ameralda Hess and ELF structures were built at Barmac's fabrication yard but the international downturn in orders threatened many skilled and well-paid jobs (1998).

A drilling platform passing Cromarty.

The Elf Drilling Platform

The following collection of photographs show the Jack-up Rig
built at Nigg for Elf being towed out to its location. 

Elf Drilling Platform towed out to sea
The last drilling platform is towed out to sea via through the 'Souters'

Elf drilling platform under tow
To see an enlarged picture please click on the image above

View of Elf Platform being towed out to sea

Elf drilling platform towed out to sea

Elf drilling platform

Elf drilling platform from above

Elf lifting barge on the quay side
 Lifting barge.
Some idea of the size of this vessel can be obtained by comparison
with the size of the cars on the quay side.
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