Aggreko invests £4.5m in Dumbarton future energy hub

Aggreko, the Glasgow-headquartered global provider of mobile energy services, has announced an upgrade of its production facility in Dumbarton with an investment of £4.5 million.

“As part of Aggreko’s industry-leading Net Zero 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,” said the company.

The scheme includes the acquisition of land at Lomondgate Park next to the existing site, which is owned by Strathleven Regeneration CIC (SRCIC).

Construction started in November 2020 and represents an investment of £4 million 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.

The investment and plans form part of the Aggreko’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions from its own operations by 2030.

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 and the Super Bowl.

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.”

Steven Szostak, the Project Director at Strathleven Regeneration CIC, said: “SRCIC is pledged to help strengthen local economic performance in all we do, so securing the Aggreko commitment is good news for West Dunbartonshire.

“I feel sure the sight of the new road feeding into Lomondgate Park will demonstrate how we remain open for business despite current economic uncertainty.

“We have other proposals in the pipeline so this should really kick-start the delivery of our masterplan for new jobs on Lomondgate.”

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