CS Wind UK and Vattenfall sign co-operation agreement

07/07/2016 0 Comments

It was announced yesterday that Swedish energy company Vattenfall and CS Wind UK, a Scottish-based wind turbine tower manufacturer, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the potential supply of components for Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore wind projects in the UK.

The signing of the co-operation agreement, will allow CS Wind UK to tender for all Vattenfall’s future UK-based wind projects. Lesley Black, head of UK sales for CS Wind commented that this is a “strong signal” that UK-based suppliers can have a key role in domestic wind projects.

The company has just started on a £27 million expansion project at their Machrihanish facility in Scotland. These improvements will boost the facility’s production volume for onshore wind projects, and provide additional space needed for the fabrication of larger towers for offshore wind farms.

The expansion project will make this factory the only commercial producer of offshore wind turbine towers in the UK.

"The Scottish onshore wind sector has grown significantly and made an important economic contribution in Scotland thanks to continued Scottish Government support," said Guy Mortimer, Vattenfall's Head of Onshore Wind Development in the UK.

"We hope that the offshore wind sector will follow suit. As a result major companies like CS Wind UK, employing nearly 200 local people, are making substantial investments in the Scottish economy. Vattenfall is developing a number of onshore wind farms in the UK and so we welcome this opportunity to support and co-operate with CS Wind UK and help it continue its Scottish economic success."

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