Sgurr Energy in jobs boost with China deal

Sgurr Energy has signed a deal worth several million pounds with Chinese lidar manufacturer Oasis.

The agreement was announced as Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Beijing.

The company said the deal will complement their package of wind farm SgurrOptimiser services.


Up to 20 energy jobs could also be created over the next three years following the agreement.

It 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.

SgurrEnergy’s technical director, Ian Irvine, said: “We are delighted to announce this important partnership with OASIS. The joint development of new lidar products will help our clients maximise their wind farm assets, a key element of our strategy.

“We believe that our reputation for robust, accurate advice puts us in a strong position to support our clients to optimise the performance of their wind farms.

“Furthermore, this deal supports the strategic target for company growth which is set to build our renewable focused, consultancy business to 20 international offices by 2020.”

The packages signed with Sgurr include bespoke analysis and recommendations to fully extract the wind energy potential from operating wind farms.

The First Minister took part in group signing ceremony, organised by Scottish Development International (SDI).

A total of six Scottish companies were involved in the event, celebrating innovation between the UK and China.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Scotland is seen as a world leader in the renewables sector and companies like SgurrEnergy 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.”

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