Saturday, 30 January 2010

Powering up with Forth Ports

spot the power stations
You know, one of my all time favourite organisations is Forth Ports PLC - well next to Clydeport perhaps. I just love it when a former namby-pamby public body, probably employing thousands upon thousands of wasters and burdens on the state, turns into a rapacious property developer on the back of land assets generously gifted from the public purse. Custodians of the river no more! There's money to be made and beautiful developments to create!
visualisation of one of the new power stations
Now you know I had previously mentioned Forth Ports in connection with Leith Docks which I correctly identified as an Epicentre of Dynamic Growth. Well things have been moving on apace since then. Much to the concern of green Wellington-ed nimby conservationists and stoppers-of-good-things-happening Greener Leith, Forth Ports have a devilish plan to build a couple of power stations slap bang in the middle of residential developments on Leith Waterfront. Mixed Use Development at its best! What a proud moment for Edinburgh! Power stations are the cathedrals of the future, enabling our kettles and electric blankets, so having one on your doorstep is just about the best thing ever.
an artist's impression of one of the new power stations
But wait for it....the power station will be fuelled by biomass! Yes - that's one in the eye for the climate police! So the residents of the nearby houses can watch thousands of tons of biomass materials (or trees as they are more commonly known) arriving on trucks day and night. It's a bold move but a necessary realignment with a green agenda which is all some people want to hear about these days.

All power to you Forth Ports - here's to your Batterseas of the future.


Tim R said...

Glad you've got back into the blog Dave - and right on the pulse of what's happening as usual. Thanks for drawing this to my attention. I really hadn't realised just how much cutting edge stuff is going on in Leith!


Dave Thompson said...

thanks Tim - I'm indebted to all my friends for providing such comprehensive details of these great developments. Here's hoping for more cutting edge stuff in 2010!
with every best wish - Dave T

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