NO4230 : Dundee Docks, Drilling Rigs at Prince Charles Wharf

taken 3 years ago, near to Tay Road Bridge, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Dundee Docks, Drilling Rigs at Prince Charles Wharf
Dundee Docks, Drilling Rigs at Prince Charles Wharf
Two jack-up drilling rigs at their berths at Dundee’s Prince Charles Wharf. The platforms regularly come to Dundee for scheduled repairs but are currently moored long-term due to a downturn in the offshore drilling industry. Rowan Stavanger has been at Dundee since July 2015 and Rowan Norway since June 2016 when their respective contracts were completed. With a height of approximately 170 metres, the two massive rigs, which house up to 120 offshore workers when in service, make an impressive sight as you approach Dundee via the Tay.

Dundee is a good location for taking jack-up rigs as it is an easily-accessible deep water port and is close to where the rigs have recently been operational.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
River (from Tags)
River Tay 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 425 307 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:27.9008N 2:55.9989W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 427 303
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Port of Dundee  Docks  Tay Estuary  Rowan Norway  Rowan Stavanger  Jack-Up Rig  Drilling Rigs 

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