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River Clyde marine industry park clears planning hurdle

October 7 2019

River Clyde marine industry park clears planning hurdle

Proposals to build a marine manufacturing park on the banks of the River Clyde at Old Kilpatrick have cleared a major planning hurdle after West Dunbartonshire Council gave its consent to phase one of the project.

The Scottish Marine Technology Park is being led by Malin Group who intend to build a deep-water jetty, ship hoist and fabrication facility on a 47 acre former oil storage depot within the shadow of the Erskine Bridge.

Malin Group managing director John MacSween commented: "We have been working in the shipping industry for well over 100 years and have a passion for the river and its history, but there is a need to be looking to the future to ensure the long-term success of the Clyde as a maritime centre of excellence.

“There are already great examples of this in the form of what is being done at BAE Systems and, despite its issues, at Ferguson Marine in the shipbuilding sector. Training and ship-management too are very well represented and the Department of Naval Architecture at Strathclyde University is a world class centre for research and learning in the marine sector.”

Old Kilpatrick benefits from access to a deep-water channel via an 80m long quayside berth which have ensured the land is designated for industrial use.


#1 Posted by spike on 7 Oct 2019 at 18:22 PM
It will be good if this goes ahead
Simon William Davidson
#2 Posted by Simon William Davidson on 7 Oct 2019 at 21:52 PM
About time sunglass been lying too long at a standstill and beatts more housing
Simon William Davidson
#3 Posted by Simon William Davidson on 7 Oct 2019 at 21:59 PM
About time Dunglass been lying like that for decades
Eagle Eye
#4 Posted by Eagle Eye on 11 Oct 2019 at 12:53 PM
Only the rearmost shed in the visual has been approved.
#5 Posted by David on 14 Oct 2019 at 08:59 AM
Blimey, what an eyesore that will be...
#6 Posted by Roddy on 30 Dec 2019 at 11:53 AM
David, We need some industry and jobs.
Its in keeping with growing industrial use of that area. Not everything needs to be a Crystal Palace.

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