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Report - Hyundai Freescale Semiconductor Plant, Dunermline - Mar. 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BenCooper, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. BenCooper

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    I've visited this gigantic white elephant before - originally built by Hyundai at a cost of over £2bn, it was to be the largest chip fabrication plant in Europe, with a clean room bigger than two football fields. Never finished, it passed to Motorola and their Freescale subsidiary, then there were plans for a solar cell manufacturer to take it over.

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    Now, it's finally been sold - to the Shepherd Offshore Group, who are going to demolish the lot. What a colossal waste, but realistically there was nothing else such a specialist building could be used for.

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    Compared to my previous visits, the biggest difference was that, finally, all the lights have been turned off. Which meant for lots of light painting fun with my biggest torch.

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    Some stripping of the millions of pounds worth of unused equipment has also begun.

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    One of the main corridors - if you zoom in, you can just about see me. I'm only about half way along the corridor as well...

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    A bunch of massive fans, never removed from their packaging:

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    Have a look what it says on the bridge :)

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    Most of the equipment has been auctioned off, and sits carefully sorted into lots:

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    This is the giant clean room - again, if you look at the left side, you can just about see me waving a torch about - this is a massive space...

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    You can see all my pictures from several visits in my Flickr set...
     

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