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View from north west of pipline uphill from valve house, Kinlochleven Aluminium Works (note concrete bases, 'anchors' of two extra piplines never built).

SC 716979

Description View from north west of pipline uphill from valve house, Kinlochleven Aluminium Works (note concrete bases, 'anchors' of two extra piplines never built).

Date 22/5/1991

Catalogue Number SC 716979

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 13433

Scope and Content Pipeline, Aluminium Works, Kinlochleven, Highland The aluminium works at Kinlochleven was built between 1904 and 1909 by the British Aluminium Company Limited. By 1911 the works were producing about 7,112 tonnes of aluminium per annum which was around 87% of the total output of the company at that time. The works closed in June 2000. This shows the six pipelines that carried water from Blackwater Dam to the hydro-electric power house which produced electricity which was used throughout the works. A series of large concrete bases (anchors) straddled the pipelines which descended from the lower penstock (sluice) to the power house. The manufacturing of aluminium requires a lot of energy and hydro-electric power is ideally suited because it is cheap and renewable. Fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, can be used only once whereas water can be used again and again. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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