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Arctic oil. The first ice-resistant oil platform being commissioned in port. The platform was built in Russia and will be used in the Prirazlonmoye oil field just south of Novaya Zemlya. The sea in this region has permanent ice in the winter months with ice floes and icebergs in spring. The production rig is protected by a thick skirt of concrete. Photographed in Murmansk.
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