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The Invergordon Archive

The Firth and the Sutors looking East
The Invergordon Archive
The Firth and the Sutors looking East

A view of the Firth with the Sutors and the Moray coast in the background. It was taken from Seabank Road at about 8.30am on 28th July.
The two vertical structures that can be seen between the Sutors are the legs of the Hutton Tension Leg Platform (TLP) currently anchored inside the Firth. The Hutton TLP was the first ever production Tension Leg Platform (TLP) – a floating production platform permanently moored to the sea floor via tethers or tendons at each of the structures corners. (A close-up picture can be seen on the Cromarty Archive at http://www.thecromartyarchive.org/picture/number2410.asp).
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Picture added on 29 July 2009 at 09:42
Comments:
What a lovely photo. Thanks for the info about the TLP, I have wondered what this was as I drive past it every morning going to work, and hadn't a clue what it was. It's not like your usual rig that anchors up!!
Added by JillianB on 29 July 2009
Great picture, although you can see two legs there are in fact six, three on each side, so you are looking directly in line to see only two.
Added by Duncan Murray on 06 August 2009
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