This latest venture provides a base for the Wood Group subsidiary to strategically support the development of renewable energy in Mexico and surrounding countries. The office is headed up by business development coordinator David Barrie.
Already active in Mexico, Sgurr Energy has worked on both wind and solar projects in the country, including energy yield prediction and wind feasibility, operational management of wind projects and providing technical advisory services on solar developments.
Mexico has ambitious renewables targets, aiming to add 20GW of renewable energy by 2030 and generate 35% of the country’s energy from clean resources by 2024. These targets have been backed up by legislation to open up the electricity market with further development of renewables, and there are plans for extensive grid infrastructure improvements in the country to cope with this energy growth.
Molly Iliffe, Sgurr Energy’s international office manager, said: “The opening of the Mexican office comes just a few months after we announced our expansion into Chile, representing healthy growth for Sgurr Energy and a strong presence in both South and Central America.”