04 May 2022

Aggreko Completes '4.5M Dumbarton Production Facility Expansion

Aggreko Completes '4.5M Dumbarton Production Facility Expansion
Aggreko has successfully completed the '4.5m low carbon production facility expansion in Dumbarton, Scotland.
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The production facility expansion has seen'Aggreko'acquire land within the neighbouring Lomondgate Park, with the intention of creating a future energy hub as part of the company's net zero strategy.

The expansion was completed with a focus on'sustainable construction, in line with the company's'Greener Upgrades'initiative, with old building materials re-used or recycled wherever possible.

Significantly reducing the environmental impact of day-to-day operations

Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko commented: 'When undertaking this project, we felt it was paramount to our values as a company to practice what we preach regarding greener construction.

'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 production facility expansion, 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.

The centrepiece of the production facility expansion is a new rental depot, resulting in a 46% increase in product storage area for the site.

The company has phased out use of diesel in the facility, with low-emission hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) introduced in its place alongside smart battery storage systems.

'A landmark moment in the history of the company'

Chris concluded: '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.

'Going forwards, we aim to integrate changes such as these across our entire range of operations, in order to decrease our environmental impact as a company while also enhancing the value that we can bring to local communities.'

Source: PBC Today'

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