Kōrero: Engineering on the sea floor

Māui A platform

Māui A platform

The Māui A platform was towed from Japan to the shelter of Golden Bay, near Nelson. There it was checked by engineers, who then waited for favourable conditions to tow it to its final destination 34 kilometres off the Taranaki coast. In this photograph the platform is floating on its side, ready to be hoisted upright. The divers standing beside one of the platform’s four giant feet are dwarfed by the enormous structure.

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Private collection
Reference: Paul Fried and others, The story of Maui. Wellington: Maui Development, 1979, p. 60
Photograph by Harland Charters and Rowan Guthrie

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Keith Lewis, 'Engineering on the sea floor - Drilling the Māui gas field', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6641/maui-a-platform (accessed 24 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Keith Lewis, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006