Building The Largest Structures

On their side.

A long time ago, a good friend of mine tried to get me a job in Corpus Christi TX.  It didn’t work out, but I got a good look at some of the largest structures ever built, the giant oil rigs for the Gulf and other locations. I found some old photos that I took a while back and them some Youtube videos.

The gigantic rigs are fabricated at Gulf Coast Marine.

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And Keiwitt Offshore Fabricators.

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Here’s a bunch of links and videos to put these amazing structures in perspective.

 

 

Picture of the Day: Just the Base of an Oil Platform Being Towed Out to Sea

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a6055/where-giant-oil-rigs-are-born/

New oil platforms rise high to reach deep (photos)

http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/3718/gulf-island-fabrication-confirms-jacket-construction-deal/

http://www.kiewit.com/projects/oil-gas-chemical/offshore/peregrino-topsides-and-jacket/

http://www.offshore-technology.com/projects/baldpate/baldpate3.html

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