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GlobalSantaFe Jack-up Rig Galaxy 11
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No: 576   Contributor: Duncan Dingwall   Year: 2003   Country: United Kingdom
GlobalSantaFe Jack-up Rig Galaxy 11

GlobalSantaFe Jack-up Rig Galaxy 11 in the Dry Dock at Nigg for some I.R.M Work.
Picture added on 05 January 2008
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Can anyone tell me why drilling companies stopped using the Nigg Dry dock.

Added by Wendy Clark on 14 August 2009.
Hi Wendy,

To be viable I think Nigg needed large construction projects, and the North Sea doesn't really need these any more. Most of the repair work on drilling rigs now can be done in much smaller facilities.

However, the Nigg yard has great potential for future work, especially in the field of offshore wind and tidal electricity generation, as well as dismantling old North Sea platforms once they are decommissioned. Unfortunately there are three owners of the land, and this has made it very difficult for anyone to come up with an agreement to start using Nigg for this purpose. It might well take the imposition of a compulsory purchase order before we see any worthwhile work carried out at the yard again.

Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 14 August 2009.
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