Common User Facility
Clients can access world-class dockyard efficiency, scale and adaptability at the 320 acre Rosyth site on the River Forth. Home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK, the Rosyth facility has seen investment of approximately £100m over the last decade.
From its early Naval support era, the Common User Facility at Rosyth has continuously evolved and today offers an extensive and diverse range of commercial and engineering support services to UK and international customers.
From Rosyth, we have delivered large-scale manufacturing, off-site modular build, logistics and heavy lifts. One of the most iconic projects ever to have been carried out on-site is the build and assembly of the UK’s two aircraft carriers – the largest vessels ever constructed for the Royal Navy.
We can accommodate ships and submarines in three dry docks up to 320m in length, with secure non-tidal access and ship lift facilities up to 1,000 tonnes.
The site has excellent physical connections: Approximately 2,000m² of quayside for moving goods by sea, a railhead connecting to the East Coast Mainline, the M9 is just 2.5km away linking to the wider UK motorway network, and Edinburgh Airport is less than 30 minutes from the site.
As required by the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) section 2.26, Port Babcock Rosyth publishes a Marine Safety Plan every three years.
The plan details how Port Babcock will conduct its marine operations at Rosyth.
Port Babcock Rosyth (PBR), as a Statutory Harbour authority (SHA), in exercise of its powers under section 22 of “The Port Babcock Rosyth Harbour Empowerment Order 2009” as amended (the Act) and with the agreement of the chamber of shipping, has reviewed and updated the PBR General Directions and provides the following Directions to vessels operating within PBR Statutory Waters.
It is the duty of the Master of a Vessel to which a General Direction applies to comply with that General Direction. However, the giving of a General Direction does not diminish or in any other way affect the responsibility of the Master in relation to his Vessel, Persons on board, its cargo or any other Person or property (Section 27 of the Act).
In order to maintain and enhance safety of Navigation in the Port, it is important that Masters and watchkeepers are familiar with current PBR Byelaws, General Directions and Notices to Mariners. It is therefore vital that owners & agents ensure that all such publications and relevant information are promptly distributed to Vessels as appropriate.