RICHARD Irvin Services Group said yesterday it had erected the first wind turbine in Aberdeen to be used for commercial purposes.
Chief executive Joe Murdoch said: “When we moved to our purpose-built headquarters in April 2008 we investigated a number of options for using a renewable energy source for provision of our power needs. The most cost-effective option proved to be a wind turbine.
“Our six-figure investment will achieve payback within eight to 10 years. During the day, we will partially cover our internal power needs and during the night, any excess power generated will be fed into the national grid.
“We are proud to be the first commercial organisation in Aberdeen to actually erect a wind turbine to provide for our power needs and, in so doing, to demonstrate, in a practical manner, our commitment to eco-friendly solutions which minimise the environmental impacts of our operations.”
The wind turbine is at Irvin House, Hareness Road, Altens.
Richard Irvin provides services in many areas, including building services, engineering and fabrication, supply chain management and marine safety.
It was founded in 1874 and operates from bases in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and Elgin. There is a workforce of 440.