Thursday, 19 December 2013
Belfast – Northern Ireland – 03 December 2013
Picture by Brian Thompson/Presseye.comBelfast – Northern Ireland – 4thDecember 2013
Belfast largest Christmas Tree.
A giant oil rig from Brazil has docked in Belfast for a refit at the city’s dockyard.
The voyage from South America to east Belfast took more than three months as the drilling platform had to be towed at slow speed.
The 360ft-high rig – the Blackford Dolphin – is undergoing a multi-million-pound refurbishment in advance of a drilling project in the North Sea.
The work is being carried out by the engineering firm Harland and Wolff, close to where the Titanic was built a century ago.
About 600 additional workers have been hired for the 60-day refit operation.
Work will continue around the clock over the Christmas period.
The tree-shaped rig is lit up with a variety of bright lights and dockers have dubbed it Belfast’s unofficial Christmas tree.
Picture by Brian Thompson/Presseye.com