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Slip forming of walls and towers is under way on the first concrete gravity base tank for North Sea oil production to be built at Hunterston since 1982. The £50 million base is being built by Costain-Taylor Woodrow for use in BP's Harding field.When complete in 1995, the 70,000 tonnes base will be towed to its site and sunk 110 metres to lie on the sea bed as a foundation for a 24,000 tonnes jack-up platform. The T-shaped base measures 115 by 120 m, with three towers each of 19 ...

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