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First Minister witnesses wind energy optimiser deal

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, witnessed a partnership deal for SgurrEnergy, a leading renewable energy consultancy.

The First Minister arrived in Beijing for a group signing ceremony, organised by Scottish Development International. Involving six Scottish companies and their respective clients, the event celebrated innovation and success between the UK and China.

The ceremony saw SgurrEnergy partner with Chinese lidar manufacturer, OASIS, in a deal which will complement the company’s package of wind farm SgurrOptimiser services. SgurrEnergy has built a strong track record with lenders, developers and investors in wind energy and the latest service offering is based on this extensive expert knowledge. The package, which includes bespoke analysis and recommendations to fully extract the wind energy potential from operating wind farms, will help owners to maximise energy production, revenue and asset longevity through a series of practical, site-specific enhancements.

The agreement is worth several million GBP to SgurrEnergy and will create 20 new jobs in Scotland over the next 3 years.

The partnership will allow SgurrEnergy, a Wood Group company, to combine its cutting edge lidar technical knowledge and impressive global reputation in the wind industry with the design and manufacturing capability of OASIS. The partnership will considerably advance wind lidar technology applications, making it more cost effective, while providing exciting new products for the sector.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Scotland is seen as a world leader in the renewables sector and companies like SgurrEnergy are looked upon as experts in their field with unrivalled insight and expertise. The firm’s deal with OASIS is a celebration of the innovation and success between Scotland and China and I hope their partnership will lead to positive results.”

SgurrEnergy’s technical director, Ian Irvine, said: “We are delighted to announce this important partnership with OASIS. The joint development of new lidar products will help our clients maximise their wind farm assets, a key element of our strategy. We believe that our reputation for robust, accurate advice puts us in a strong position to support our clients to optimise the performance of their wind farms.

“Furthermore, this deal supports the strategic target for company growth which is set to build our renewable focussed, consultancy business to 20 international offices by 2020.”


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