NG8139 : Deep-water construction dock

taken 9 years ago, near to Ardarroch, Highland, Great Britain

Deep-water construction dock
Deep-water construction dock
This dock was quarried out of the hillside to provide a dry dock where oilfield structures could be built and floated out on a high tide. The dock has a depth of 80m, enabling construction of extremely large structures (including the 600,000-tonne Ninian Central oil storage facility).

In the foreground is a survey station, presumably used in construction of the dock and of its products, and in the background are the Kishorn islands.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8136 3956 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:23.6243N 5:38.4125W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 81398 39793
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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