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  • Highlands, the
  • Ross-shire


  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
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  • Power resources
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  • Documentary
  • Sponsored


  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 5973

Date: 1978

Sponsor: Howard Doris Ltd.

Production company: Ogam Films

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.50 mins

Description: The construction by Howard Doris Ltd. of oil platforms at Loch Kishorn for the Ninian oilfield.

Shotlist copied verbatim from written shotlist found in original can. See also ref. 2690.

Credits: The Ninian Central Platform, designed, built and delivered by Howard Doris, is now in service for Chevron Petroleum (UK) Ltd and the Ninian Field Partners.

Shotlist: credits (0.09) Gvs map of Scotland including area the film is about including Loch Kishorn on the west coast of Ross and Cromarty (0.22) Aerial gvs of North West coastline where oil platforms built and towed to North sea (0.50) Gvs of oil platform and tugs (1.36) Gvs illustration of model. (1.42) gvs Loch Kishorn and clockwise construction of the eight segments of the circular platform base (3.55) gvs construction of vertical walls of the platform; gvs supplies being delivered to storage site by crane, road, rail and barge; pre-stressing reinforcing cables (7.37) gvs flooding the dry dock and moving the structure into deep dock; "floating out" (11.29) aerial tracking shot of the floated structure; gvs support ships and structures; shots construction of break water wall; aerial tracking shot of wall section casts in storage (14.25) aerial tracking shot of structure being towed to deep wet dock (15.30) gvs platform submergence mating with the base structure (16.23) gvs module loading, including offices, power station, dry dock and of construction of oil platform for Ninian oilfield in North Sea and of ships and tugs (17.28) Gvs tugs about to move oil platform to North Sea (17.56) Gvs Howard Doris hydrographic and navigation depts at work towing the platform with views of 'Walkie talkies', close circuit tv and communicating weather information (19.02) c/u map of Scotland showing route from loch to Ninian oilfield for oil platform north east of Shetland islands (19.08) Gvs oil platform at its destination (19.31) ecs (19.50)