The company's Hartlepool headquarters.

Photo gallery: Fabrication firm Heerema's proud Hartlepool history

The future of one of Hartlepool's major employers is in doubt after fabrication firm Heerema announced plans to sell its town yard.

Here we look back at its industrial achievements and its proud involvement in the wider community. You can also read the latest update on the proposed sale here.

The distinctive Heerema hanger welcomes the Tall Ships' Races in 2010.

1. Sharing the news

The distinctive Heerema hanger welcomes the Tall Ships' Races in 2010.
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Left to right, former Hartlepool MP Iain Wright with Energy Minister Charles Hendry, Alan Lloyd and Nick Routledge, both Heerema, on a tour of the Greenland Road site in 2011.

2. Hatting the headlines

Left to right, former Hartlepool MP Iain Wright with Energy Minister Charles Hendry, Alan Lloyd and Nick Routledge, both Heerema, on a tour of the Greenland Road site in 2011.
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Staff celebrate a jobs boost in 2010.

3. Jobs boost

Staff celebrate a jobs boost in 2010.
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Josie Watson, rear centre, and Al Wales, sitting, from Hartlepool Foodbank are presented with a printer and a cheque for 2,000 by Heerema staff, left to right, Ian Musgrave, Paul Murray, Paul Douglas and Paula Jenkins in 2012.

4. Community spirit

Josie Watson, rear centre, and Al Wales, sitting, from Hartlepool Foodbank are presented with a printer and a cheque for 2,000 by Heerema staff, left to right, Ian Musgrave, Paul Murray, Paul Douglas and Paula Jenkins in 2012.
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