05 Apr 2018
Glasgow-based Aggreko has announced 23 new jobs as part of a £33m investment in a new range of low carbon power generators.
The supplier of temporary power, heating, cooling and dehumidification equipment is set to develop new power generators at its Dumbarton site as part of its Future Technology Project.
Economic development agency Scottish Enterprise is helping to leverage the investment with a £1.5m research and development grant aimed at creating more efficient generators with lower carbon emissions.
Three projects being supported by the grant aim to expand the use of solar-diesel hybrid energy storage products; develop new methods to use waste heat to provide additional energy - and create more energy-efficient diesel and gas fuel solutions.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, said: “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.
“As our new energy strategy sets out, it is crucial that we find new ways to ensure energy is produced efficiently, and integrates renewable and low carbon technology - as is the case with these developments by Aggreko.”
Aggreko chief executive Chris Weston said: “Power generation and energy markets are going through a fundamental change and businesses, organisations and governments across the globe are having to respond rapidly to this changing energy landscape."
“The Scottish Government has identified the need for a low-carbon economy and increased innovation as a top priority. We are delighted with the support Scottish Enterprise has shown by contributing funding towards our Future Technology initiative.”