Power points drive council towards all-electric future

14th December 2021

PROCAST are helping Dumfries and Galloway Council move towards an all-electric vehicle fleet with the awarding of a contract to install charging points across the region.

The £170,000 project will see the creation of 28 new EVCPs (Electric Vehicle Charging Points) at five locations.

The programme of work involves liaising with SP Energy Networks to ensure the successful delivery of the network infrastructure together with the installation of the 7.2KW dual-charging units.

Co-ordinated road closures will be a key part of the project, together with local community liaison to ensure that car parks are kept open throughout the works.

Procast will call upon their key expertise within all departments to deliver the construction, civils, design, installation and commissioning of the 28 commercial charging points.

The project forms part of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s wide-ranging EVCP upgrades to allow the local authority to move towards an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2025.

The charging posts will provide power free of charge to authorised local authority vehicles and will allow general motorists to recharge their vehicles at a price set by third party service providers.

It is the first commercial EVCP contract secured by Procast’s Energy Services division and it forms part of their long-term plans to be market leaders in the delivery of commercial EVCP systems throughout the UK.

Procast Energy Services’ Malcolm McPherson will head up the contract and will draw on the available expertise within Procast Construction to assist with the civils work.

A Procast spokesman said: “This will be a challenging yet rewarding contract – and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council to assist them with achieving their ambitious EVCP infrastructure targets.

“Dumfries and Galloway have ambitious plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2025, and these charging points are a sign of what’s to come in the area’s towns and cities.

“They are a statement of intent and provide a blueprint for similar technology that will be rolled out across the region.”

 

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