Irn-Bru maker does 10-year deal with renewable energy giant Vattenfall

AG Barr has signed a deal with energy giant Vattenfall to provide 100% renewable electricity across the Irn-Bru maker’s UK sites.

The 10-year contract means the Swedish firm’s wind farms will power premises including the soft drinks factory in Cumbernauld and Strathmore Spring bottling facility in Forfar. It will supply 22GWh a year – the equivalent of that used by 6000 UK homes.

Danielle Lane, country manager at Vattenfall UK said: “Our goal is to give our customers a life free from fossil fuel and we are delighted to provide AG Barr with a long-term supply of home grown renewable energy. We are seeing more and more companies looking to secure fossil free power for their business as they work towards net zero carbon emissions.”

Vattenfall’s UK wind farms include one offshore at Aberdeen Bay and at Clashindarroch near Huntly in Aberdeenshire. Last month, the firm submitted plans for Clashindarroch II, a 77MW scheme that could supply the equivalent of 55,000 homes.

AG Barr premises supplied under the Vattenfall arrangement will include the major factory at Milton Keynes and Bolton, Newcastle, Sheffield, West Midlands and Manchester.

AG Barr CEO Roger White said: “We’re always looking for new ways to innovate and we’re excited to work with Vattenfall, who specialise in doing things differently. Introducing 100% renewable electricity across all our UK sites is a big step towards reducing our carbon footprint and delivering our ambitious sustainable business goals.”  

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