Local MSP Jackie Baillie has today welcomed the announcement from Aggreko that they are investing £33 million in their Dumbarton site.
Aggreko are a major player in the global energy market and are the current provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, as well as having recently been awarded the contract to supply temporary power for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
Scottish Enterprise have awarded Aggreko a grant of £1.5 million for research and development which will see the company invest money into their Lomondgate site in Dumbarton and create 23 new jobs.
Aggreko will design and build a new range of power generators which are more efficient and utilise cleaner fuels. The grant will support three projects which will 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.
“It is encouraging to see a global leader in rental energy systems like Aggreko investing in Dumbarton. This investment will create 23 new highly skilled jobs in the workforce, and secure further investment in their Lomondgate site.
“Aggreko have been the supplier for major worldwide events covering everything from Presidential inaugurations to the current Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and they have already been selected as the supplier for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
“Their Dumbarton site is a major employer locally and the workforce are second to none. I welcome this new investment in the area and the future of the company and look forward to Aggreko continuing to grow their business opening up new markets for their products