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Sci-fi design and Biomass plants: Grangemouth

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Gordon Murray Architects’ vision for a new Scotish Biomass plant

Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container terminal. The proposed site is currently used to store containers. We considered the cargo container as the basic building-block of the new plant, stacked to orientate the higher elements of the plant away from the town. A semi-translucent form encloses the highest elements, reading as part of a sequence of set pieces in the area, including the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpie boatlift. Chris Malcolm

Project data

Planning consent lodged
September 2010
Renewable electricity produced 100MWe
Amount of renewable heat produced 200MWth
Fuel input (up to) tonnes/year
1.5 million
Capable of producing % of electrical needs 92% of Falkirk area
Comparative heat production Heating more than 158 Grangemouth Sports Complex 25m swimming pools

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