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Fife engineers provide water tank for Argyll hydro project

A community energy project on Scotland’s west coast is set to use a Scottish-made water tank at the heart of a new hi-tech energy management system. Ardgour Outdoor Centre already has its own hydro scheme, but sometimes there has just been too much power to use on site. Storing energy as hot water when the hydro is running needs a clever electronic system and a purpose-made hot water tank.

Nick added ‘The new water tank is at the heart of the system, and is on order from McDonald Engineers. This company designs and manufactures water systems from a factory in Glenrothes, Fife.’

Bill Stewart, MD at McDonald Engineers

McDonald Engineers’ Managing Director, Bill Stewart said ‘We have specialised in manufacturing copper hot water cylinders since 1946 and are one of the UK’s market leaders in developing cylinders for renewable energy solutions. Bill Stewart continued, ‘And by using copper for all of our renewable energy cylinders, we capitalise on its natural super powers which kills bacteria, such as legionella and ecoli, which can be an issue if sufficient heat is not maintained.’

The project is supported by the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s Local Energy Economies project.

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