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Grangemouth

(grānj`məth, –mouth), town (1981 pop. 21,744), Falkirk, central Scotland, on the Forth River at the eastern terminus of the Forth and Clyde canal. Grangemouth is an important oil and container port, with an oil refinery and large chemical works. Imports include timber, wood pulp, rubber, and large quantities of scrap metal used for the production of steel. Timber trade and sawmilling are also significant industries. Grangemouth was founded in 1777 to be the terminus of the canal, which opened in 1790. It was the scene of many experiments in steam navigation; the Charlotte Dundas was launched there in 1802.

Grangemouth

a port in Scotland, in Falkirk council area: now Scotland's second port, with oil refineries, shipyards, and chemical industries. Pop.: 17 771 (2001)
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A Grangemouth site spokesman said: "The emergency stop buttons are designed to shut down a piece of machinery or plant safely and efficiently, which is precisely what happened.
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There simply is insufficient raw material (oil and gas) coming out of the North Sea to run Grangemouth so we're talking about 10,000 jobs in total that depend on that facility," Ratcliffe told BBC Radio Scotland.
Oil giant BP has been given the green light by Scottish ministers to build a new gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Kinneil oil terminal in Grangemouth.
The site is undergoing a radical transformation with significant investment that will herald a new era in petrochemical manufacturing at Grangemouth," commented John McNally, CEO INEOS Olefins and Polymers (O&P UK).
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HM Treasury on Thursday revealed that it will guarantee a GBP230m loan for Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland to build what is said to be Europe's largest ethane storage tank.
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Thus Unite general secretary Len McCluskey scuttled off after hearing that that INEOS, owners of the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, preferred total closure than caving into union demands - a decision perhaps too simple to have been foreseen by Unite's devious finest.