17- Five jackups reflected in the River Tay




This image of jackups reflected in the River Tay is available three sizes from print to poster size for UK delivery only

20 x 30 cm ~ A4 size

30 x 45 cm ~ A3 size

40 x 60 cm ~ A2 size

All prices include UK delivery

All posters are professionally printed in the UK and are shipped in protective cardboard tubes.

Printing and delivery takes around one week after I have placed your order with them.

Please note it is currently not available for delivery outside the UK


This photo of five jackups reflected in the River Tay was taken on the 24th of April 2020

Left – Right They are Rowan Gorilla 7, Valaris 123,  Rowan Gorilla 6, ENSCO 121 and Maersk Gallant.

Later in 2020 there were actually seven jackups at the Port of Dundee but they weren’t evenly spaced but arranged in two groups so not so photogenic. In fact some jackups didn’t have direct access to the quayside.

Background information about Valaris 123

Valaris 123 is a KFELS Super A Class jack-up rig and was built in Singapore in 2019. It was originally named ENSCO 123 but was renamed on one of its later visits to Dundee.

So workers needed to change the name on the drilling derrick, the side of the hull and the helipad.

Renaming is quite a complicated procedure, but it is a lot easier and safer on the shore of the Tay Estuary than in the middle of the north sea.

ENSCO 121’s accommodation block is wrapped around one leg. It has six levels, including the deck level. On this level are the recreation rooms, gym, sauna and sickbay.

Max occupancy is 150 crew though the standard crew is around 145 on this rig. Cabins are on levels 1 – 4. Cabins have two beds, TV, desk + en suite toilet & shower.

As there are day/night shifts, you would never know if your roommate was an Olympic class snorer as you are never sleeping in the cabin at the same time.

There is housekeeping to change sheets and towels, but no chocolates on pillows. There are four single rooms for the senior crew. Offices are on level four + communications/leg control room on level five.


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