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.