4 April 2018
Scottish Government support is enabling the world’s leading supplier of mobile power generators to develop lower carbon solutions – and increase its Scottish workforce.
Scottish Enterprise have awarded Aggreko UK a £1.5 million research and development (R&D) grant for three projects, which will see the company invest £33 million in its Dumbarton facility and create 23 new jobs.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the site ahead of the plans in Dumbarton. She said:
Our aspiration is for Scotland to once again be the inventor and manufacturer of the innovations that shape the future. Therefore, I am delighted this funding is having an impact on firms like Aggreko, setting the pace for ambitious, innovative businesses all over the country.
With 23 highly skilled jobs being created in Dumbarton and significant investment by the company, it is hugely encouraging that Aggreko regard Scotland as the perfect place for them to grow their business.
The First Minister also discussed the importance of using alternative fuels in energy production as part of Scotland’s New Energy Strategy. The new range of generators aim to cut down on pollution and be cost and fuel efficient. Aggreko aims to do this in three different projects; creating hybrid solar-diesel energy storage, develop new methods to use waste heat to provide additional energy and create more energy-efficient diesel and gas fuel solutions.
FM @NicolaSturgeon has announced R&D grant for @aggreko_intl – supporting £33m investment in new lower emission power generation products, being developed by the firm in #dumbarton https://t.co/xfgCdQvBMz pic.twitter.com/VcpdX5Fsaz
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) April 4, 2018
— Scot Enterprise News (@ScotEntNews) April 4, 2018