New wind turbine at Cumbernauld

A new wind turbine will help power the Cumbernauld factory and benefit local community groups.

AG Barr today unveils a new wind turbine that will part-power the Cumbernauld based factory, providing up to 8 per cent of the total electricity used on site; the
equivalent of powering up to 280 homes*. The turbine is the tallest landmark on site; standing at over 70m tall.

As well as generating notable environmental benefits for the North Lanarkshire site, the wind turbine will also support the local community. A.G Barr employees were given the opportunity to nominate their preferred local charities to receive £6000. The collaboration with wind energy developers, the Farm Energy Partnership, will last for the next 20 years, resulting in an estimated £120,000 being fed back into the local Cumbernauld community. The charities or local groups benefitting this year will be:

  • The Craighalbert Centre, Cumbernauld
  • Condorrat City Youth Football Team
  • Jump Gymnastics Club, Cumbernauld
  • Friends of Merkland Special School, Kirkintilloch
  • High Barrwood Respite, Kilsyth
Reducing the environmental impact of our operation is always a key priority and we’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint through a number of different activities. The wind turbine is one such activity which also benefits the local community financially. We look forward to a long term partnership with Farm Energy and continuing to look at ways in which we can improve our Cumbernauld facility.
Andrew Memmott, Supply Chain Director

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