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Gas Rig Strip-Down

Engineering Giants Episode 2 of 3

Engineer turned comedian Tom Wrigglesworth and Rob Bell, rising star of mechanical engineering, tell the story as an entire North Sea Gas installation, the Lima Platform, is pulled from the sea by floating cranes, brought back to Newcastle, and then torn into tiny pieces for recycling.

But the platform is not just thousands of tons of steel. It was once home to the men and women called the North Sea Tigers. They pioneered gas and oil exploration in the UK and now some of them are ending their careers as part of the decommissioning process. As the gas platform is stripped down, these engineers reveal the secrets of this vital part of our energy supplies, but they also reveal the emotional bonds to the engineering marvel that formed such an important part of their lives.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 5 Jun 2017 02:00


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Wrigglesworth
Series ProducerLindsay Keith
Executive ProducerJeremy Mills
PresenterRob Bell