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Dalmuir marine technology park set for expansion

February 16 2022

Dalmuir marine technology park set for expansion

The Malin Group has prepared plans for a marine technology park on the River Clyde at Dalmuir to promote the development of shipbuilding, engineering and manufacturing.

A 50-acre brownfield site has been selected for the second phase of the Scottish Marine Technology Park, which will be built around a 150m deep water heavy-lift berth. Intended to usher in new technologies such as robotic welding in confined spaces the park will promote the application of new manufacturing techniques to the marine sector.

The latest plans have been enabled by funding from West Dunbartonshire Council and the Clyde Mission and include the creation of a waterfront commercial neighbourhood.

In a white paper promoting the park the Malin Group wrote: "Within the masterplan, space has been allocated for maritime incubators. The vision we have calls for soft landing desks around which collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas can take place. Where successful ideas can mix with real-life industrial challenges and applications. Where, thanks to a space rich environment, ideas that survive the nascent development stage can leave the desk and enter into a small workshop on the site among the tier 2 supply chain. Here start-ups can draw, first hand, on the experience of those that require or will monetise the solutions."

Phase one works to reactivate the quayside are already underway; including a fabrication facility and deep water jetty with a 1,100-tonne ship hoist, said to be the largest of its type in Europe. 

A 50 acre brownfield site has been identified for the marine technology park
A 50 acre brownfield site has been identified for the marine technology park
The proposed site layout for the new park
The proposed site layout for the new park


Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 16 Feb 2022 at 15:55 PM
Interesting development -- hope things go well.
We desperately need good news on the marine engineering front.
Can they build ferries?

Only issue is the location -- not sure Erskine extends to the north bank of the Clyde.

Happy to admit my geographic limitations if it does.
Ghetto KIng
#2 Posted by Ghetto KIng on 19 Feb 2022 at 17:24 PM
Yes, reliable and efficient ferries are needed. However, modern harbours are also needed that can accommodate modern marine vessels.

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