14 Nov 14

Hunterston B power station gets new fire engine made by local Ayrshire firm

A new fire engine made by Cumnock firm, Emergency One, has a new home at EDF Energy’s Hunterston B power station. This is the third vehicle the power station has ordered from the local company.

Hunterston B power station director, Colin Weir, said "We are delighted with the new fire engine for the station and have been very impressed with Emergency One with whom we have a close working relationship. The main benefit of dealing with a local manufacturer is that they know our requirements and have built our new piece of kit to the station specifications."

The appliance took just 12 weeks to build and all the employees at the power station are delighted with the high standard of quality.

The new fire engine was handed over to Hunterston B power station by Emergency One Managing Director, Willie Burns. Willie said, "Emergency One have always had a great working relationship with Hunterston B power station and Tom Park, who has been looking after this project. We go back a long way, with the supply of the first vehicle over 35 years ago. It is always beneficial to work with a local customer who understands the specification and operational requirements of the vehicles.

"We worked closely with Tom and the station, from design right through production, to produce a ‘state of the art’ fire appliance, which we hope fulfils the requirements of the power station for the foreseeable future.

"I take great delight in thanking Hunterston B power station for their continued interest in our company, and am delighted to have supplied a vehicle that meets their exacting standards".