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Greenock crane trio demolished in weekend blowdown

July 17 2017

Greenock crane trio demolished in weekend blowdown
Three landmark dockyard cranes in Inverclyde have been brought down by a controlled explosion on Sunday morning by Technical Demolition Services.

Around 20 homes at Inchgreen were evacuated to allow the blowdown to proceed safely after port owners Peel took the decision that the disused structures were no longer fit for purpose.

Built 50 years ago to service the adjacent dock the cranes’ demise reflects that of the wider shipbuilding industry on the Clyde which is now just a shadow of its former glory.

Instead the Inchgreen site will be put to use as a renewable energy hub under the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal initiative with work expected to get underway by January 2021.

Imagery by Scottish Photography Productions

1 Comment

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 17 Jul 2017 at 14:26 PM
If Peel Ports sold their dry dock to Jim McColl he could build the big merchant ships he wants to build but Peel Pirts won't do they can protect their investment in Cammell Laird on Merseyside

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