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North Ayrshire Council Leader welcomes plans for Dalry production facility
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North Ayrshire Council Leader welcomes plans for Dalry production facility

Posted on 9 Nov 2021

 

North Ayrshire Council Leader Joe Cullinane has welcomed confirmation that Royal DSM has unveiled plans for a large-scale production facility at its site in Dalry, North Ayrshire.

Councillor Cullinane said: “We are absolutely delighted that DSM has chosen its site in North Ayrshire, as the global manufacturing centre for the production of an innovative new feed additive which will cut methane emissions from cattle.

“It is incredible to think that it’s base in Dalry, located just 20 miles from the COP 26 venue, will be playing its part in addressing climate change across the world.

“This £100M plus investment will bring a hugely important and positive impact to the economy of North Ayrshire, with the welcome news that DSM’s current workforce of more than 300 employees is expected to increase by 10 per cent and a further 100 -150 construction jobs will be created during the two-year construction period.

“DSM has long been part of our manufacturing landscape. For over 60 years the plant in Dalry has been the only producer of vitamin C in the Western world. The announcement of this new pioneering product safeguards the existing jobs and continues to support the 230 local supply chain jobs connected with the site.

“Our Council declared a climate change emergency back in 2019, recognising that urgent action and leadership were required to tackle the effects of rising greenhouse gas emissions. We know that livestock farming has increasingly been in the spotlight for its impact on the environment and this product, which has been in research and development for ten years, will contribute to the significant and immediate reduction of the environmental footprint of meat and dairy production.

“I am immensely proud that the committed workforce of DSM will be part of this incredible advance in technology, which will see global benefits for the climate and environment.”

Full details of DSM's announcement can be found here.