Sunbelt Rentals announces strategic partnership with Britishvolt
news 01 Jun 2022
Sunbelt Rentals has invested in and partnered with Britishvolt, to support the development of Britishvolt’s first full-scale 38GWh battery Gigaplant in Cambois, Northumberland.
In addition, as part of Sunbelt Rentals’ ongoing ESG strategy, this long-term strategic partnership will also see the companies work closely to support the development of heavy plant and equipment battery solutions to help de-carbonise the construction and equipment rental sectors.
Andy Wright Sunbelt CEO Said:
There is an increasing market demand for alternative powered equipment to support our varied customer base across multiple sectors. This latest partnership is going to enable us to service that demand in the future.Andy Wright, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals
Carbon reduction is critical for today’s society, and batteries are an important component in achieving a successful energy transition. Britishvolt’s ambition is to create some of the planet’s most responsibly manufactured, sustainable, battery cells, primarily to power electric vehicles. This links closely with Sunbelt Rentals’ ‘Our Planet’ ESG strategy, which is the businesses’ action plan for positive change, implementing a blueprint for a greener future.
Andy Wright continued:
“This is an exciting opportunity for Sunbelt Rentals to support the future of green energy. Britishvolt is striving towards the same ambition for positive environmental change as we are, they aim to accelerate the electrification of society, to deliver sustainable, low-carbon batteries on the roadmap to decarbonisation. This is more than just a commercial collaboration, it’s an opportunity for us to support an important part of the future of renewable energy in the UK.
We are looking forward to working with Britishvolt and delivering on our shared vision for a greener future.”
Tom Cowling, Chief Governance Officer, Britishvolt had this to say:
“Britishvolt’s cutting edge battery cell technology developments, tailor-made approach to customer requirements and ability to deliver battery solutions at volume, is the differentiator that sparked the initial interest from Sunbelt resulting in this exciting partnership. The fact that Britishvolt and Sunbelt will jointly operate an “onsite rental facility” is a huge boost to our ESG strategy and brings with it “economies of carbon” as it will dramatically reduce the construction supply chain carbon footprint.”