This is when part of a 17,000 tonne oil rig in the North Sea collapses after a controlled explosion on Teesside.

A burst of light was followed by a dramatic burst of light before the offshore structure fell at Able Seaton Port near Hartlepool on Monday afternoon.

Able UK, which carried out the “controlled fall”, had warned residents that they could hear the loud explosion due to the “prevailing wind”.

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Demolition of a North Sea oil rig in Able UK’s Hartlepool yard, the rig was knocked over by a controlled explosion.

And Teesside Live was able to capture the moment the huge structure finally fell.

The company has a 30-year track record of successful decommissioning projects in the oil and gas industry, with recycling rates for these structures exceeding 98%.

Able Seaton Port has also been confirmed to play a ‘central role’ in offshore wind instillation with Vestas, one of the world’s leading turbine suppliers, continuing to install the 110 units that make up the Seagreen offshore wind farm off Able. the east coast of Scotland.

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