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



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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