Glasgow renewables firm to help build wind farm in Mongolia’s Gobi desert

A typical Mongol landscape
A typical Mongol landscape

A Glasgow-based renewable energy consultancy has been appointed by Clean Energy Asia to undertake the owner’s engineer role for the pre-construction and construction phase of the Tsetsii 50MW wind farm in Mongolia.

This project follows on from Sgurr Energy’s role in delivering Mongolia’s first wind farm, Salkhit, which saw the first new power source connected to Mongolia’s grid in over 30 years.

The pre-construction phase of the project began last month, with commencement of the site works projected to take place in 2016. The Mongolian wind industry which has significant potential for future growth, has a target of 20% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

Conor Manning, Sgurr Energy’s senior project manager, said: “Our role in delivering Tsetsii wind farm is a great opportunity to grow our strong working relationship with Clean Energy Asia and to continue working in this important region.

Working in Mongolia has showcased the expertise of our team and we are delighted to continue supporting the development of renewables in Mongolia as we drive this project to completion.”

Located in Southern Mongolia, about 300 miles south of the capital city of Ulanbatar, the project will be Mongolia’s second windfarm development.  The site comprises of approximately 72km² of remote, open desert and an isolated mountain location.

Sgurr Energy is part of the John Wood Group.

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