With many businesses turning to Aggreko for help bridging the gap during their own energy transition, the temporary power solutions company is now putting its money where its mouth is with a £4.5million upgrade to its production facility in Scotland.
As part of Aggreko’s 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. 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 and plans form part of the Aggreko’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions from its own operations by 2030 – something the business has been supporting customers with since 2019. Aggreko has significantly invested into a plethora of research and insights to better-understand industry’s paint points and divers when it comes to Net Zero targets, as well as investing in the latest green technology to facilitate change. Rolling out a significant project of this magnitude was a natural next step for such work.
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 £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.
Aggreko’s Lomondgate facility develops modular power, storage and temperature control solutions which are used across the world to support projects in key sectors including data centres, construction, manufacturing, utilities, mining, and at events including Glastonbury Festival and the Super Bowl.