The Troll A platform is a condeep offshore natural gas platform in the Troll gas field off the west coast of Norway. It is the tallest and heaviest structure that has ever been moved to another position. The Troll platform was towed over 200 kilometers from Vats, in the northern part of Rogaland, to the Troll field, 80 kilometers north-west of Bergen. The Troll A platform has an overall height of 472 metres (1,549 ft), weighs 683,600 tons (1.2 million tons with ballast), standing on the sea floor 303 metres (994 feet) below the surface of the sea. The walls from the legs alone are over 1 metre thick made of steel reinforced concrete formed in one continuous pour, smoothly covering the great diameter of the legs. Troll A was built by Norwegian Contractors for Norske Shell, with base construction beginning in July 1991 at a cost of $650 million USD. The base and the deck were built separately, and were joined in 1995 while the base was partially submerged. The base is a Condeep gravity base structure built from reinforced concrete.
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The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style. The architecture makes this city different from any other Norwegian city. The colorful houses on the coast, surrounded with fjords, offers the typical landscape, you would expect to see in Scandinavia. It is built on a row of islands extending towards the Atlantic. The compact old city centre is thus surrounded by water and Ålesund is a major fisheries harbour.
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These mystical creatures from norse mythology have inspired many writers, composers and even painters. Trolls appear quite frequently in Norwegian fairy tales, and tourists often buy them as perfect travel souvenirs. The trolls had very distinct features. They had long crooked noses, only four fingers and toes on each limb, and most of them had long bushy tails. Some trolls were giants, and others were small.
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The Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. It has become a major tourist attraction in Oslo after its opening in 2008. It is the first opera house in the world to let visitors walk on the roof. It has three performance spaces for opera, ballet and concerts: Main House: 1,369 seats, Second House: 400 seats, The Studio: 200 seats.
Oslo Opera House Facts:
Cost € 500 million and took five years to build
Location: Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway
Client: Ministry of Church an Cultural Affairs
Ground first broken on 17 February 2003
Opened with a gala performance on 12 April 2008
Gross area: 49,000 m2 in about 1,100 rooms
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The road connect the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averoya in More og Romsdal county, Norway. The road linking the islands between two cities, Molde and Kristiansund in the fjords of Western Norway. The Atlantic Road glides from island to island by eight bridges. The tallest bridge, the bridge Storseisundet, has a dramatic and beautiful curve and almost brings a perspective of art bridge building. Storseisundet Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is 260 metres long and with a maximum clearance to the sea of 23 metres. Road was opened on 7 July 1989, and it was a toll road until June 1999. Now, it is toll-free.
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