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June 4 2013

Grangemouth biomass plant wins approval
Forth Energy has secured planning permission for a combined heat and power biomass plant at the port of Grangemouth – subject to conditions pertaining to its appearance, fuel sources and air quality.

Designed by Gordon Murray Architects (since merged with Ryder Architecture) the plant will generate up to 120MW of renewable electricity and uses the dimension of a standard cargo container as a base module for the build.

To reduce the visual impact of the boiler house upper levels will be realised as a ‘translucent, sculptural object’ to contrast with the solid element below.

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “In consenting this application I have put in place a series of conditions to protect local residents from inconvenience, safeguard the appearance of the area, and protect the environment and air quality. The conditions to the consent also ensure that the fuel used in the biomass is from sustainable and responsible sources.”

Forth Energy is simultaneously progressing plans for similar plants in Dundee and Rosyth.
Forth Energy is a joint venture between Scottish & Southern Energy and Forth Ports
Forth Energy is a joint venture between Scottish & Southern Energy and Forth Ports
The plant would be sheathed in a skin of profiled metal sheet panels
The plant would be sheathed in a skin of profiled metal sheet panels

8 Comments

puffin
#1 Posted by puffin on 4 Jun 2013 at 12:09 PM
...anyone for tetris?
Tony R
#2 Posted by Tony R on 4 Jun 2013 at 14:58 PM
#1 Agreed. Murray and Dunlop once produced inspirational work, sad to see what has happened since.
Billy
#3 Posted by Billy on 4 Jun 2013 at 21:50 PM
Suspect its a bit tricky to make a project like this inspirational

Jock
#4 Posted by Jock on 6 Jun 2013 at 08:24 AM
The Cube, Birmingham
Neil
#5 Posted by Neil on 6 Jun 2013 at 09:22 AM
It'll be fine once ALL those packing cases have been removed, for Grangemouth
chris nolan
#6 Posted by chris nolan on 6 Jun 2013 at 13:49 PM
It's interesting to compare this to the more enlightened approach taken on BIG's brilliant Copenhagen waste-to-energy plant.

Ian Balloch
#7 Posted by Ian Balloch on 22 Oct 2013 at 10:12 AM
Why not just evacuate the population, demolish all the houses and other buildings, and hand over the entire town to heavy industry.
No consideration whatsoever for local residents.
Juan Cobian
#8 Posted by Juan Cobian on 23 Oct 2013 at 13:13 PM
@Ian Balloch: Looks like you'll get your wish. There won't be heavy industry there soon (or anything else).

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