Generator hire powers up fish farm
Client: Large Scottish salmon fishery
Location: Inverness, Scotland
Sectors: Food and Beverage
Providing extra power to keep a salmon business growing
In a remote part of Scotland where blackouts are common, many businesses rely on generators for 24/7 power. What happens, though, when your business grows and your current power supply is no longer adequate? This was the case for a leading Scottish salmon company. Its hatchery needs round-the-clock power for the freshwater tanks where young salmon grow from parr to smolt, and its 300 kVA generator couldn’t keep up with the growing business. The company faced a dilemma: rent or buy?
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A cost-effective generator rental with purpose-built extras
We stepped in to help the salmon hatchery solve the problem. Following a site survey, we identified that a 500 kVA generator would be needed now. The survey also revealed a few issues with the site – existing infrastructure wasn’t going to handle the extra 200 kVA too well. The problem was, the company hadn’t budgeted for an entire site upgrade. We found smart ways to solve the problem, including semi-temporary fixes and a long-term rental agreement.
The money saved gave the hatchery room to grow
For this salmon hatchery, long-term rental was the right decision. Here’s why: renting eliminates the need for capital expenditure; it gives the flexibility to dial up or down the size of the generator, depending on the farm’s current needs; plus, we take care of equipment maintenance, freeing up the fish farm to focus on what it does best.