SCOTTISH temporary power company Aggreko is to help fight against coronavirus by providing support for testing centres.

It has offered up to 1,300 generators pro-bono to support the set up of the Covid-19 testing sites across the UK.

Temporary testing sites are being stationed across the country at sites including retailer car parks and unused theme park facilities in response to growing demand for enhanced testing for Covid-19.

The Glasgow-based firm has offered the UK Government the use of its available fleet of small canopy generators.

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The generators can be remotely monitored without the need for an engineer to be physically present.

Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko Northern Europe, said: “Aggreko is ready to help the COVID-19 relief effort in any way that we can and we are already supporting the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries.

"The need for more COVID-19 testing sites across the country is clear, and our generators can be deployed very rapidly to ensure consistent and stable power to temporary venues.

“If we can be of service, we are ready and willing to help. As many of these units had been earmarked for outdoor events, such as Glastonbury, that have largely been cancelled or postponed, we are offering them pro-bono.

"All that’s needed is fuel and freight costs to start providing power.”

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