Leading Glasgow based renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, has opened a new office in San Francisco, California, to kick start 2015.
The company has more than doubled its staff to more than 200 people as part of its three-year expansion plan. They now operate from 13 locations across Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia.
With over 5.8GW of turbine capacity, California has the second highest installed wind capacity in the USA. Solar power is also an area of significant growth in the state, with more than 8.5GW installed to date. With many operational assets across the wind and solar industries, SgurrEnergy’s presence in California will provide a hub from which to provide its optimisation and repowering consultancy expertise.
Gareth Brown, business development director, SgurrEnergy, North America, said: “California is a hub of renewable energy, with excellent wind and solar resource.
“Basing ourselves in San Francisco gives SgurrEnergy the opportunity to provide a local market presence to support our existing clients on new project developments, and those already in operation in this growing market.”
The Wood Group company’s growth follows the recent expansion into Austin, Texas in October 2014, and complements SgurrEnergy’s existing North American offices in Vancouver, Canada and Portland, Maine.