Skykon Tower Solutions Wins Clyde Wind Farm Deal
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Skykon Tower Solutions has won a multi-million GBP contract to supply towers for Europe's largest onshore windfarm.
Scottish and Southern Energy is to build 152 turbines for the Clyde Wind Farm near Abington in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The £500 million project is expected to offer 350MW of new renewable electricity generating capacity - providing enough power for more than 200,000 homes.
On completion, it is expected to overtake the Whitelee wind farm on Eaglesham Moor south of Glasgow as the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. Skykon Tower Solutions will manufacture the 80m high towers from its Campbeltown facility on behalf of the turbine supplier Siemens.
Work is expected to begin on February 1 next year with the first delivery projected for late March 2010.
It is expected that the supply deal will run to the middle of 2011, securing employment within the Campbeltown plant that currently are being extended significantly.
Jesper Øhlenschlæger, CEO of Skykon, said: "The Clyde project is a very important business win for our Campeltown manufacturing facility.
"Scotland has become the most positive and the most interesting renewable wind power market in Europe. "This growing demand has allowed us to begin to meet our commercial objectives of building a leading tower supplier, delivering to the large wind turbine generators.
"The Clyde Wind Farm project represents a landmark phase in Scotland's renewable energy strategy and we now look forward to seeing yet another step forward in the country's sustainable economic development."
Facts about Skykon A/S:
Skykon A/S (http://www.skykon.dk/) is the parent company of a range of businesses in the rapidly growing wind power market. Skykon A/S delivers total solutions within towers and wind technology components for windmill manufacturers.
Skykon has two business platforms: Skykon Tower Solutions and Skykon Composites.
Skykon's businesses in total employ 420 employees and have an annual turnover of approximately 1.1 billion DKK.