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Report - Nobel ICI Explosives Factory - Ardeer, Scotland - April 2022


tesselate

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Well I've procrastinated enough on posting that I've got quite the backlog so here it goes.

Nobel's explosives plant and power station feature quite heavily on the internet and the following previous reports on this forum inspired my friend and I to take a trip.


For those that don't know: The Nobel company's history starts with the founding of British Dynamite by Alfred Nobel, the original factory began work in 1873. Various munitions manufacturers folded into the growing Nobel company before it merged into the ICI Chemical Industries giant that is still around today.

The power station featured was constructed in the 1950s with various production lines continuing into the 1990s

We focused on the south west corner of the site featuring the laboratories and the main power plant. I hope to return some time and check out the blast walls across the river and the substation.
This was our first time visiting a site like this so we probably spent about three hours total covering the area shown on the map, there are trucks irregularly driving along the roads from the quarry so stay safe. The buildings are surrounded by gorse but is worth the industrial strength anti histamines for the millions of bees that populate them now. The ground floor of the power plant seemed to be filled in with soil.

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Mikeymutt

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Nicely done. It's a great place to visit. Did you not get in the power station, I see you done the fertiliser plant next to it.
 

tesselate

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28DL Full Member
Unfortunately no, we had some other plans that afternoon which limited out time. I’ll definitely be heading in on my trip back though.
 

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