Aggreko completes £4.5m site expansion

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Global temporary power company Aggreko has successfully completed a £4.5 million sustainably resourced low-carbon expansion of its production facility in Dumbarton, Scotland.

The expansion has seen the company acquire land within the neighbouring Lomondgate Park, with the intention of creating a future energy hub as part of Aggreko’s industry-leading net zero strategy.

Beginning in November 2020 and taking place over an 18-month period, the build 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.

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 formerly had three operation sites in Dumbarton, which have now been consolidated into a singular campus at Lomondgate, featuring 7kW EV charging stations and a revamped office environment.

The centrepiece of the development is a new rental depot, resulting in a 46% increase in product storage area for the site. The company has now phased out use of diesel in the facility, with low emission hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) introduced in its place alongside smart battery storage systems.

Chris Rason, Managing Director at Aggreko 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.”