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Aggreko invests £4.5m in production facility upgrade
Aggreko, the Glasgow-headquartered global provider of mobile, modular power, temperature control and energy services, is upgrading its production facility in Dumbarton, with an investment totalling £4.5m.
As part of Aggreko’s net zero by 2030 strategy, the site will turn into a future energy hub, replacing all diesel with low-emission HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) as well as exporting 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 scheme includes the acquisition of land at Lomondgate Park, next to the existing site. Construction commenced in November 2020 and represents an investment of £4m with local firms, bringing over 300 employees together in a campus environment which will add a state-of-the-art rental depot to the existing manufacturing site.
In addition to the external upgrades, the office space at the facility will also be redesigned to provide a modern working environment for the 300 people who work at the site. Aggreko currently has operations in 3 locations in Dumbarton, which will now be consolidated at the Lomondgate site to create a campus-style working environment.
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.”
Aggreko’s Lomondgate facility develops modular power, storage and temperature control solutions which are used across the world to support projects in eight key sectors including construction, utilities, mining, and at events including Glastonbury Festival and the Super Bowl.