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Mersey oil pipeline JLP01_08_077220

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Filename: jlp01_08_077220.jpg

Size: 5245 x 5312 (4.9MB)

Date: 5th November 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

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Mersey oil pipeline JLP01_08_077220

Two welders at work on the Mersey oil pipeline.
The Mersey oil pipeline was installed in 1967 by Laing Civil Engineering in association with the French companies, Entrepose and Grands Trevaux de Marseille (GTM). It is 88 miles in length and runs from Ellesmere Port to the Kingsbury Oil Terminal serving the Midlands

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Media ID 24022605

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1960s Civil Engineering People Pipeline Work Welding


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a significant moment in the construction of the Mersey oil pipeline. Two skilled welders are seen diligently working on the pipeline, showcasing their expertise and dedication to this monumental civil engineering project. Installed in 1967 by Laing Civil Engineering in collaboration with French companies Entrepose and Grands Trevaux de Marseille (GTM), the Mersey oil pipeline spans an impressive length of 88 miles. It stretches from Ellesmere Port all the way to the Kingsbury Oil Terminal, serving as a vital link for transporting oil to the Midlands. The image not only highlights the technical aspects of welding but also provides insight into the human element involved in such endeavors. These two individuals exemplify hard work and precision as they meticulously join sections of pipe together. Beyond its historical significance, this photograph is a testament to teamwork, skill, and innovation within civil engineering during that era. The determination exhibited by these welders symbolizes countless others who contributed their expertise to make this ambitious project a reality. Preserved by A© Historic England Archive, this print serves as a visual reminder of how infrastructure projects like these have shaped our modern world. It stands as an homage to those who labored tirelessly behind-the-scenes, ensuring essential resources could be efficiently transported across vast distances for generations to come.

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