British Aluminium, Lochaber

Maker
1. Unknown
2. British Aluminium Co Ltd
Production date
1950s
Description
British Aluminium Plant Lochaber, the pipeline carrying water from Loch Laggan leads into hydroelectric power station can be seen in the foreground at the plant, the smelter is directly behind this.

This photo is not scanned. You can see the original in the Archives in Callendar House

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Department
Production date
1950s
Subject notes
Large quantities were of water were required to drive turbines to produce the electricity needed for the smelting process. The Lochaber Smelter was powered by hydro electricity generated on site by the Lochaber Power Company. The water was drawn from Loch Laggan approximately 26 miles away through an underground conduit.
Accession number
P44668

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