Temporary power provider Aggreko is upgrading its production facility in Dumbarton, Scotland, to make it a “future energy hub”, with an investment totalling £4.5 million.
It intends to create a “campus environment” for 300 employees and replace all diesel with low emission hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as well as export surplus power generated during production tests of next generation gas gensets back to the national grid.
Smart battery storage systems and LED lighting systems will also be used to make the use of energy at the facility more efficient.
The investment forms part of Aggreko’s commitment to reach net zero emissions from its own operations by 2030.
It includes the acquisition of land at Lomondgate Park next to the existing site, with construction having started in November 2020 and representing an investment of £4 million with local firms.
The Lomondgate facility develops modular power, storage and temperature control systems to support projects in eight key sectors including construction, utilities and mining.
Aine Finlayson, Director of Manufacturing at Aggreko said: “Our Dumbarton facility sits at the heart of everything we do around the world and is driven by the amazing team of people who work there. This investment is a demonstration of our commitment to our team and the local area and making sure that we’re continuing to produce the high-quality, reliable and greener products that our customers expect.
“We continue to look for ways to enhance the value that the site brings to the business and the local community. Scotland is on an exciting journey towards net zero and we want to be part of that.”