Temporary power company Aggreko has completed the £4.5 million sustainably-resourced low-carbon expansion of its production facility in Dumbarton, Scotland after 18 months’ work.
The expansion has seen the company acquire land neighbouring Lomondgate Park neighbouring Lomondgate Park, with the intention of creating a future energy hub as part of Aggreko’s net zero strategy.
Aggreko MD Chris Rason, said: “The creation of a future energy hub would allow us to significantly reduce the environmental impact of our day-to-day operations. However, it was critical that this was not undermined by the build itself. For this reason, we decided to complete this project in a way that could be of benefit to the local area and businesses rather than a detriment.”
No excavated material was sent to landfill during the development, with existing topsoil from the site repurposed for soft landscaping, while concrete kerbing and haunching from the car park was crushed for re-use as capping. Approximately five skip loads of scrap metal and three skip loads of plastic were also sent to be recycled.
Aggreko three operation sites in Dumbarton have merged on Lomondgate campus with the benefit of 7kW EV charging stations.
The new rental depot has created a 46% increase in product storage area for the site. Diesel has been replaced by low-emission hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) alongside smart battery storage systems.
Rason added: “The expansion of our Dumbarton facility is a landmark moment in the history of the company. The construction of a green rental depot is a huge step towards our goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions from our own operations by 2030, so we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”