Friday, December 14, 2007
The Tallest man made structure (2,860 feet).
Do you think that you know all the Tallest Structures in the world? How about this? The Tallest man made vertical structure is Auger TLP.
Shell Oil Co. is taking a courageous step into the deep-water frontier with development of the $1.2 billion "Auger" project. After almost four years of construction. Shell Offshore has set up the Auger tension leg platform (TLP) on Garden Banks Block 426, located in the Gulf of Mexico 214 miles southwest of New Orleans in 2,860 feet of water-a depth that surpasses the previous Gulf record by more than 1,000 feet. Underwater support for this deep-water project accomplished by use of one of the most advanced remotely operated vehicle systems ever deployed.
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