One of Britain's oldest and biggest oil platforms is expected to arrive on Teesside later today for decommissioning.
The 130 metre high Brent Delta Topside is heading for Hartlepool, carried by the world's largest vessel, the Pioneering Spirit.
The oil platform will eventually be brought down the River Tees to Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool where most of it will be recycled.
The Allseas single-lift installation and decommissioning vessel “Pioneering Spirit”, which will bring the Brent Delta to Hartlepool, set a world lifting record with the safe and successful removal of the Brent Delta platform topsides from the North Sea on 28 April 2017.
- Watch below as the Brent Delta topside sets sail for Teesside:
Originally the Brent Delta was located in the Brent field, approximately 186 km off the north-east coast of Shetland.
The Brent Delta topsides sat on a three-legged gravity-based structure which stands in 140m of North Sea water.
At its peak in 1982, the Brent field, in Britain's North Sea basin, produced more than half a million barrels a day - enough to provide energy for about half of UK homes that year.
Brent Delta ceased production in 2011 before plans to dismantle one of Britain's oldest and biggest oil platforms were announced.