Scots launch for French turbine manufacturer’s new UK operations base

Vergnet turbines - now being supported from the UK
Vergnet turbines – now being supported from the UK

Vergnet, a global leader in the distributed wind energy industry and manufacturer of medium-scale wind turbines has announced the opening of a dedicated UK operations and maintenance (O&M) service for the UK market.

Based in Orleans, France, Vergnet has a 25-year track record in working with developers worldwide, with more than 900 wind turbines installed.

The announcement at the All-Energy exhibition in Aberdeen, comes at a time of growth for Vergnet, which has installed more than 20 turbines in Scotland, England and N. Ireland.

Diana Popa, Vergnet UK spokeswoman, said: “For more than 20 years, Vergnet has been a partner of choice for developers worldwide, and with a growing record of success in the UK, this was a natural transition for us.

“Effective O&M services are an extremely important consideration for developers of medium wind projects, and the right service will help to manage costs reduce down-time and maximise profit throughout the lifetime of the project.”

Vergnet’s medium-small scale turbines (GEV MP) are used for wind energy projects in the 200mw-500mw range – the sector wich benefits from the UK Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme and which has doubled in size according to the latest renewables industry report.

Employing some 200 people in its wind energy division, with 70% of staff dedicated to turbine design, engineering, operations and maintenance, Vergnet is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange.

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