Glasgow-based Sgurr Energy – part of the Wood Group conglomerate – has signed a new multi-£-million renewables expert exports deal in China.
The formal signing of the deal was witnessed by Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, in Peking on a Scot-govt trade mission to China.
Under the agreement, Sgurr Energy will partner up with Chinese lidar manufacturer OASIS in a deal which will complement the company’s package of wind farm services.
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 to Sgurr Energy and will create 20 new jobs in Scotland over the next three years.
The partnership will allow Sgurr Energy to combine its lidar technical knowledge and 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.
Sturgeon said: “Scotland is seen as a world leader in the renewables sector and companies like Sgurr Energy 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.”
Ian Irvine, Technical Director, Sgurr Energy, said: “The joint development of new lidar products will help our clients maximise their wind farm assets, a key element of our strategy.
“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.”