Offshore natural gas extraction, Norway
The Troll A is an offshore natural gas platform, the largest offshore platform ever built: it rises about 170 metres above water level, weighs 656,000 tonnes and its total height is 472 metres.
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The purpose of the electricity supply network is to provide electricity for consumers.
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.
A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.
The products of oil refining include diesel oil, petrol and lubricants.
As opposed to underground mines, in open-pit mines the layers covering coal are removed, coal is extracted on the surface.
Machinery that pumps crude oil to the surface
This animation explains the technology of shale gas extraction.
Thermal power stations convert energy released during the combustion of fossil fuels or renewable resources into electricity.
The animation presents the main air, water and land routes and transport hubs.
As opposed to opencast mines, in underground mines the layers covering coal are not removed, coal is extracted from mine shafts.
Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.
A wooden church built in the 12th-13th centuries, the best preserved of Norway´s stave churches.
A solid substance formed at low temperatures on the ocean floors of Earth by the high pressure.