'oil platform' structure off Burnham-On-Sea is explained
first glance it looks like an oil platform has been built in the
sea near Burnham-On-Sea this week.
mystery structure has been attracting plenty of attention from
seafront walkers with some speculating that oil may have been
energy firm EDF has come forward to explain that the vessel to
the west of Stert Island near Hinkley Point is in fact carrying
out drilling work on its behalf.
Gordon Bell told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The drilling platform
is there to carry out investigations of the sea bed ahead of the
construction of a temporary jetty for the Hinkley Point C construction
added: "It is anticipated that the platform will remain in
place until around Friday this week, depending on the weather
and tide conditions."
Top, the 'oil platform' pictured from Burnham this week; centre,
a close-up of the platform from Hinkley Point and, above, the
silhouetted platform and water outake to the west of Stert Island