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Sci-fi design and Biomass plants: Rosyth

Gordon Murray Architects’ vision for a new Scotish Biomass plant

As a former naval dockyard and decommissioning pen for nuclear submarines, and now the site for final construction of the Royal Navy’s new supercarriers, the design of the Rosyth plant draws inspiration from the forms of submarine and aircraft carrier conning towers. The site also enjoys a strong connection to the Forth crossings, and the plant opens itself up to act as a gateway into Fife, and to show what goes on inside. Chris Malcolm

Project data

Planning consent lodged November 2010
Renewable electricity produced 100MWe
Amount of renewable heat produced 30MWth
Fuel input (up to) tonnes/year
1 million
Capable of producing % of electrical needs 42% of Fife area
Comparative heat production Heating the 132-bedroom Dakota in South Queensferry more than 73 times each year

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