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Ursa Platform

Gulf of Mexico
All Areas World Ocean

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished2009
Floor Count5
Building Uses
 - industrial
 - mechanical
 - other
Structural Types
 - offshore
 - bridge
 - landing pad
 - truss tower
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire4285 ftOffshore-technology's Website

Description
• Developers: Shell Oil Company 45.39% British Petroleum 22.69% Exxon Mobil Corp 15.96%, ConocoPhillips 15.96%.

• Installed by: Heerema.
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• This is the current functional tallest man-made structure in world, in 2009.

• Floating structure, built in Neweo -Taranto- Italy is comprised of four circular steel columns, which are 85ft in diameter and 177ft high, connected to a ring pontoon 38ft wide and 29ft, The TLP is 4,285ft high, from the sea floor to the crown block of the drilling rig. J Ray McDermott International in Morgan City, Louisiana carried out the module construction.

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• Info Pages: http://weburbanist.com/2008/02/22/surprise-worlds-tallest-structure-isnt-a-skyscraper/
http://www.offshore-technology.com/projects/ursa/

• Reference images:
http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/aerial-ocean-oil-rig-shot.jpg
http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/offshore-oil-rig-digital-rendering.jpg

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