The Dundee 3E Tour

The Dundee 3E Tour: Join us for a guided walk in Dundee about energy, engineering and exploration with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, the local photographer Stephen Finn (as seen on LinkedIn). The Port of Dundee is a restricted area we do not access the port but you can see a jackup rig from a publicly accessible area of Dundee’s waterfront.

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The Dundee 3E Tour

Energy: Oil + Gas extraction

Learn about jackup drilling rigs

  • How they move them
  • How they work
  • What’s it like onboard
The Dundee 3E Tour
The Dundee 3E Tour

Energy: Wind Power

How to build an offshore windfarm with

  • jackets
  • towers
  • turbines

And the mighty vessels used to construct these giant structures.

Engineering: The V&A Design Museum

How do you build a museum with no vertical external walls?

Engineering: The Tay Road Bridge

How did they build the Tay Road Bridge?

Engineering: The Tay Rail Bridge

Why did the first bridge fail with tragic consequence?

What lessons were learnt?

Engineering: Dundee Railway Station

How do you demolish and then build a railway station above a busy railway line?

Exploration

Why are there penguin statues in Dundee?

Hear about Dundee’s link with Antarctica and the adventures of the RRS Discovery. Britain’s first expedition to the southern polar region in 60 years.

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A closer look at Windcarrier Blue Tern

The NNG offshore windfarm viewed from Dundee Law

Is this a history tour?

Not really, its about energy, engineering and exploration. Energy: You will discover how they move jackup drill rigs along the River Tay and how they build offshore windfarms. Engineering: The V&A Design museum has no vertical external walls, learn how engineering was used to fulfil the Kengo Kumas design and how Dundee Railway Station was constructed over the busy east coast mainline. Exploration: Hear about the adventures of the RRS Discovery.

How long are the tours?

The walking tour loop is about 1.5 miles or 2.4 km. However it is very flat with no steps to climb. The duration of the tours will be about 80 – 90 minutes.

How do I book?

Through Eventbrite

What should we wear?

Dress like an onion. In layers, with warm waterproof clothing. Don’t forget comfortable footwear, hats and gloves. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

 The route is lovely when the sun is out, in horizontal rain, not so much.

One of many jackups under tow videos on my YouTube channel.

Dundee Photo Walks