By DARA BUTTERFIELD
Sgurr Energy – a subsidiary of the Wood Group – has opened a new office in Austin, Texas, as part of a wider three-year expansion plan announced in 2012, which has seen staff numbers more than double.
With its head office in Glasgow, Sgurr Energy now has more than 200 staff in international offices in China, Canada, India, France, Ireland, Brazil, Norway, Germany, South Africa, and two others in the USA.
With more than 12,000 megawatts of current installed capacity, Texas is home to over 100 wind farm projects – six of which are in the top 10 wind farms by capacity in the US.
SgurrEnergy has worked on a number of wind farms in the USA and current assignments include acting as owner’s engineer through the construction phase on the Green Pastures 300MW wind farm project. Tony Giustino, Sgurr Energy Business Development Manager in Austin, said:
“Texas is the national leader in wind energy, with more installed capacity than any other American state.
“Our new office gives us an ideal base to work with clients on optimising their operating wind energy investments and successfully developing new ones.”
Gareth Brown, Sgurr Energy’s Director of North American Business Development, said: “Sgurr Energy is leading the industry in terms of wind farm optimisation, utilising technologies like Galion Lidar and Sgurr Control.