BVG Associates Announce New Office and Team in Scotland
BVG Associates, a highly respected consultancy with expertise in wind and marine energy technology and supply chain development, has chosen to locate their new Scottish office in Burntisland, Fife.
The renewable energy sector is set to become one of Scotland’s major growth areas in the next decade and Fife is perfectly located on the East coast of central Scotland, close to offshore wind developments in the Firth of Forth and the North Sea.
To mark this milestone in the company’s development, BVG Associates also simultaneously published a new report, ‘Offshore wind technology pathways for Scotland’, a bespoke study into the cost reduction pathways that apply specifically to companies and organisations north of the border.
BVGA is also delighted to welcome Mike Woods, who will augment the team’s expertise in wind turbine technology and wave and tidal energy generation systems. Mike has 10 years’ experience in the renewable industry, initially designing and developing wave power at Pelamis Wave Power, then assisting wind turbine design at Gamesa. He has a detailed, practical understanding of the technologies involved from concept generation through design, analysis and procurement to assembly and commissioning.
Now leading wave & tidal engagement at BVGA, Mike is keen to bring his experience to bear assisting and supporting the development of the industry.
BVG Associates is skilled in offshore wind turbine technology, R&D, supply chain development and is committed to being at the heart of the renewable sector as it establishes. The company’s Scottish client list includes wind turbine manufacturers and their supply chain, ports, developers, enablers and wave and tidal device manufacturers.
Zoë Barnes, head of BVG Associates Scotland said:
“We are pleased to have chosen Fife as the location of our new Scottish office as we feel the region is becoming a significant hub for the UK renewable energy industry. Mike and I, alongside the whole BVGA team, look forward to supporting the further growth of this exciting industry both in the region and across Scotland as a whole”.
Press release, November 23, 2012; Image:bvg