SLD Invests in New Power Generator Fleet to Expand Offering in Aberdeen and Northern Scotland
SLD Pumps & Power (SLD), the UK’s leading industrial pump and generator hire specialist, has invested in a new fleet of mobile power systems to expand its offering to customers in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland. SLD is a trading division of Carrier Rental Systems UK Ltd, part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
“We have a number of depots in Scotland, but only our Paisley branch stocks a full range of pumps and power generators in a combined offering of high-performance power generators with a full range of industrial pumps,” said Les Scott, Director of Operations, SLD. “For many projects, particularly in emergency flooding situations, there is a need to deploy pumps and generators as a package. These locations are often remote or have insufficient power on site to handle the additional load of pumps running 24/7. Investing in our generator fleet enables customers to quickly access everything they need to tackle such urgent and challenging situations to limit collateral damage and restore normal conditions.”
SLD’s Aberdeen branch will stock a full range of diesel, air, hydraulic and electrically driven pumps, together with diesel-powered generators and low emission hybrid power systems equipped with batteries. Generators available include units spanning output capacities from 18kVA to 1250kVA, with hybrid units available in capacities from 30kVA to 90kVA.
With SLD’s goal to adopt the latest renewable and sustainable solutions to minimise environment impact, all diesel-powered pumps and generators operate on low-emission hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biodiesel fuel. HVO is made from 100% renewable raw materials, such as vegetable and animal oils, and reduces net carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90% compared with traditional mineral diesel. Forward-thinking environmental investments such as SLD’s new power generator fleet support Carrier’s commitment to sustainable solutions, as laid out in its 2030 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Goals.
Established more than 50 years ago, SLD’s Aberdeen branch is one of the company’s largest in the UK. The branch developed as a critical supplier to the local oil and gas industry, as well as the thriving construction and water-related industries in the wider North East region. It includes a large training room with an outside demonstration area to give customers hands-on experience with equipment before it is deployed on site.