1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Inverurie Paper Mill, Aberdeenshire 28.03.09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Gorecki, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Gorecki

    Gorecki 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    3
    Home Page:
    Inverurie Mill was founded by the Tait family way back in the 1650's, initially providing power for the Meal Mill located in Port Elphinstone.
    In 1852, the Tait family, recognising the potential increase in demand for paper for educational and other uses, established the Inverurie Paper Mill.

    The Mill was an immediate success and went from strength to strength under the stewardship of the Tait family through the 1900s. In 1989, Thomas Tait and Sons became a subsidiary of Federal Paper Board Company Inc. of Montvale, New Jersey.

    In March 1996 Federal Paper Board became part of International Paper, the current owners of the Mill.
    In 2000, Thomas Tait retired from the UK Board of International Paper.

    Quote from the local paper on 21st October 2008:

    "An Aberdeenshire paper mill employing almost 400 workers is facing closure, it has been announced.
    'International Paper said its Inverurie plant was unprofitable and not financially viable.'
    The company has now started a three-month consultation with its 371 staff at the mill and admitted closure was an option."

    On Friday 3rd April 2009 150 workers will lose their jobs here, the remaining on 8th May 2009.

    Paper Machine 4 made its last roll of paper 2 weeks ago and is now being stripped and sold to a local metal dealers.
    The same is happening to Paper Machine 3.

    Plans are to turn the area into a retail park with Hotels & restaurants and a Tesco storage area.

    Sadly I got into this hobby too late and had missed capturing the previous two paper mills in Aberdeen...
    I was not going to let this one go the same way.

    3395572053_86fceb8ac5.jpg

    First stop was Paper Machine Number 3 - PM3
    It produced 300 meters of paper a minute.

    3396353452_029c469019.jpg

    3395570683_a9c383988d.jpg

    3392439115_e3a51ac75e.jpg

    Old control pannels

    3395560475_7c11b717d8.jpg

    Underneath PM3

    3395563179_7c5feb5bef.jpg

    After the rolls are made, they are taken down on a crane to another area.
    Notice this roll is bumpy around the edges.
    This is classed as faulty and the words "Broke" were written on the other side.

    3395570119_e1371e7c96.jpg

    3396316096_0d435528ee.jpg

    Cigarette break time!

    3396315122_fb6993e5a7.jpg

    On to the boiler room...

    3395505367_0ed6f0e1a4.jpg

    3396381830_2e93412dff.jpg

    3393249738_baa84e3e30.jpg

    3392438795_2bc1ae5fe9.jpg

    3395507619_d0eb135217.jpg

    On to Paper Machine Number 4 - PM4 which is no longer in use.

    3395516187_3ffae9e869.jpg

    3395517087_d4b1c24c26.jpg

    And the area behind it, words cant explain how huge this was!

    behindpm4.jpg

    Giants made of paper

    3396383282_34d4a434ed.jpg

    Some plans

    planpapermill.jpg

    And on to the Effluient Plant...
    You can just see the chimney in the distance, shows you how massive this whole place is!

    3395509665_bb10283c44.jpg

    Looking Back

    3396321056_bbce06c106.jpg

    I was here for hours, took a total of 517 photos...
    These were some of the best.
    Made sure I captured every last bit before it's gone completley.

    Inverurie Paper Mill
    1852-2009

    oldpapermill.jpg
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in