Tunnel Boring Machine

The parts to construct the Sirius Minerals Tunnel Boring Machine are unloaded after arriving by ship from Rotterdam at the AV Dawson logistics site on the banks of the River Tees on February 15, 2019 in Middlesbrough, England.

After it was transported by convoy to the Sirius Minerals Wilton site the following day the TBM will be assembled by specialised engineers inside a headframe at the mine site. The Tunnel Boring Machine will be one of three used by Sirius Minerals at their York Potash Project during construction of an underground mineral transport system that will form a link allowing the transportation of mined polyhalite between the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby and the materials handling facility at Wilton on Teesside.

The Mineral transport system will be a mining tunnel accommodating conveyor belts, operational cables and services and a transit system and will stretch for 37km between the two sites and will be 360 metres deep at its deepest part.

The mine is expected to be complete and operational in 2021 and will be the largest of its kind on the world expecting to create up to 2,500 jobs at peak production.

Polyhalite is a natural mineral with a low carbon footprint and high sulphate content and is used globally primarily as an agricultural fertiliser.

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Prospector 5

The Prospector 5 jackup drilling rig is towed by the offshore tug Maersk Lifter into Teessport on February 14, 2019 in Redcar, England.

A jackup rig is a vessel fitted with long support legs that can be raised or lowered. The jackup is then self-propelled or towed into location with its legs up and the hull floating on the water. Upon arrival at the work location, the legs are jacked down onto the seafloor.

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Reredos

Father and Son fine art Conservators Francis and Giuseppe Downing complete the final phase of work as they remove a decade worth of dirt and dust from two Victorian reredos inside York Minster’s East End on February 11, 2019 in York, England.

The cleaning of the reredos is part of a ten-year project to restore this area of the cathedral. Reredos are ornamental screens that sit behind the alters in the cathedral’s St Stephen’s and Lady Chapels.

They have been covered by scaffolding for around ten years while an £11.5m programme of work was undertaken on the Great East Window and East End to restore the stained glass and stone.

The fine art conservators have spent the last five weeks carrying out repair works and using museum vacuums and specialist cleaning gels to unveil the detailed carvings and paintwork.

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Steampunk

Steampunk enthusiasts attend the Whitby Steampunk Weekend on February 9, 2019 in Whitby, England.

Growing in popularity Whitby Steampunk is now considered the second largest Steampunk event in the UK.

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy and literature that incorporates technology, clothing and an aesthetic inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

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