J5781 : The coast near Portavo, Groomsport/Donaghadee (July 2015)

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Donaghadee, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The coast near Portavo, Groomsport/Donaghadee (July 2015)
The coast near Portavo, Groomsport/Donaghadee (July 2015)
The Irish Sea occupies a large part of this square. The rocky coast (standard here) is close to the Bangor – Donaghadee road. The oil rig “Byford Dolphin” is out on sea trials (background).
The "Byford Dolphin", Belfast

The following is a part quotation from a press release dated 14 January 2015 issued by Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Limited “Harland and Wolff (H&W) announce the contract award of the dry docking and Renewal / Special Periodic Survey of the Byford Dolphin Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) by Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling Limited. Following on the successful completion of its sister rig the Blackford Dolphin in 2014, the Byford project is expected to commence early in 2015. Harland and Wolff and Dolphin Drilling will implement an integrated project organisation dedicated solely to the successful execution of the project covering the many disciplines, aspects and subcontractors of the scope. Last in Belfast during 2004/2005, this Aker-H3 design semi-submersible drilling rig will have several major modifications and upgrades including the fabrication and addition of 2 new columns and 4 buoyancy boxes for stability and deck load improvements, fitting of a new larger blow out preventer (BOP) requiring underdeck stiffening and the fabrication and installation of a new BOP control house and installation of new drill string handling equipment.” Two links of interest LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link. For photographs of the “Blackford Dolphin” see LinkExternal link and the “Borgny Dolphin” see LinkExternal link.

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J5781, 13 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 18 July, 2015
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Place (from Tags)
Donaghadee  Groomsport 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 572 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.6837N 5:33.8195W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 572 819
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Irish Sea  Harland & Wolff  Oil Rig  Coast 

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