EXCLUSIVE: Japanese energy company takes over Scottish wind turbine provider

SD Wind Energy Toshiro Urushitani, chief executive of Japan’s SD Group with Richard Caldow formerly Kingspan Wind and now managing director of newly formed SD Wind Energy Ltd.
SD Wind Energy Toshiro Urushitani, chief executive of Japan’s SD Group with Richard Caldow formerly Kingspan Wind and now managing director of newly formed SD Wind Energy Ltd.

EXCLUSIVE by Scottish Energy News

A Japanese renewable energy company has taken over a Scottish wind turbine company.

SD Green Energy of Tokyo, Japan has acquired the wind turbine product range from Kingspan Environmental.

SD Green Energy has now established a new division called SD Wind Energy Ltd and will expand its team immediately with the addition of the staff and manufacturing capabilities of the site in Stewarton in southern Scotland.

This will also be supported by an existing international sales team based in Asia.

SD Wind Energy will take on existing customers which includes an installed fleet of over 5,000 wind turbines globally and will continue to provide uninterrupted warranty and field support to the entire global fleet.

Kingspan will continue to market the wind turbine range within their energy portfolio, and will work with SD Wind Energy over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition for all stakeholders.

Toshiro Urushitani,  chief executive of SD Green Energy, said: “SD Green has a major presence in the Japanese and Asian markets for renewable energy and we see huge potential for wind turbines in these markets.

“We also look forward to growing our presence in the oil & gas, off grid, domestic, agricultural and microgrid sectors. This is a great business opportunity with a solid management team and we see huge growth potential.”

6 Jul 2018

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