Renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, has expanded their Canadian base to include Montreal and Toronto, signaling a strategic move to build on growing business opportunities in Eastern Canada. This growth follows the recent expansion into San Francisco, California, earlier this year, and complements SgurrEnergy’s existing North American offices located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Austin, Texas and Portland, Maine.
SgurrEnergy, a Wood Group company, already works extensively in Canada and the United States, supporting developer and investor activities across the solar and wind industries. The team is currently managing a number of Galion Lidar deployments in Ontario for both pre-construction measurement campaigns and the optimization of operational wind assets. They are also acting as Independent Engineer for numerous wind farms under construction and financing in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritime Provinces.
Ontario and Quebec are leading the way in Canadian renewable energy, particularly in wind energy, boasting around 7 GW of installed capacity between the two provinces. In addition, Ontario is one of the most successful in the country for solar installations, with government green initiatives driving the continuing growth of the industry.
As a result of the growing opportunities presented by each region, both new positions will develop SgurrEnergy’s presence in the provinces. A new technical lead, Andrew Brunskill, has been appointed and will be based in Toronto. He brings a wide variety of expertise in renewables, with technical analyses and reports completed for over 100 wind and solar projects to date. He joins the business after seven years working in the renewable energy industry.
For the Montreal office, Jean Sebastien Naud (pictured) will take on the role of business development manager for Canada. He joins SgurrEnergy after seven years working in a renewable energy consultancy as project manager and business development manager, where he was involved in a wide range of renewable energy engineering activities covering pre-feasibility, feasibility, construction and commissioning, as well as independent engineer reviews for financing and acquisition.
Director of North American business development, Gareth Brown, said: “We are delighted to be expanding into Toronto and Montreal and to be adding two talented individuals to our growing team, enabling us to have a local presence in areas in which we already work extensively. These two new offices add another important footprint in our plans to support the burgeoning renewable energy market across North America.”
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