Local Sports Centre Set To Install Renewable Energy Container In A Bid To Slash Carbon Footprint

Local Sports Centre Set To Install Renewable Energy Container In A Bid To Slash Carbon Footprint

Inverurie’s Garioch Sports Centre has today announced that they are installing a renewable hybrid power container in a bid to reduce their carbon emissions as they eye up future carbon neutrality. The renewable hybrid power container, supplied by north-east subsea and marine equipment specialist Motive Offshore, will be installed in the car park at Garioch Sports Centre and is powered by small scale wind turbines and marinised solar pv panels that have been successfully deployed in the North Sea for over 18 years.

The power container also combines all control systems, battery bank and remote monitoring within the fully integrated system and it is designed to last up to 25 years.

Kevin Bonarius, Chief Operating Officer at Garioch Sports Centre: “This project demonstrates our continued commitment and aspirations of becoming a carbon neutral community facility.

“Our collaboration with Motive Offshore showcases the benefits of working in partnership by uniting two businesses both striving for the same goal in different sectors.

“We look forward to reducing our energy consumption with the install of the container while raising awareness of renewables and the importance of energy saving within our community.”

James Gregg, Motive Offshore CEO said: “Engagement with the local community at many levels is key to Motive Offshore and we are delighted to have partnered with Garioch Sports Centre on this project.

“As the Energy Transition continues, we find demand for our expertise in offshore renewable services increasing exponentially; the in-house design and manufacture of the hybrid power container is an example of that trend. Whilst originally designed for offshore use, we are delighted to be able to transfer its benefits to an onshore environment – especially one as local to our Kintore facility as GSC.”