U.K.-based small wind turbine and power-system manufacturer Ampair, says it has won a contract to supply GL Garrad Hassan with a hybrid renewable energy system and control room for Celtic Arrays wind farms planned for the Irish Sea. The equipment will be manufactured at Ampair’s factory in Dorset.
“The contract is for the design and manufacture of the control room and associated hybrid renewable-energy system that will power a remote measurement platform in the Irish Sea,” says Ampair’s sales & marketing manager Jeremy Davies. “The unmanned automatic control room will be the nerve centre of the platform that gathers a huge amount of information about wind, wave, and other weather data for the wind farm.”
The company’s managing director David Sharman adds that, “It is satisfying to see smaller companies like ours winning tenders in the major offshore wind farm industry for clients such as GL Garrad Hassan and Celtic Array. By doing so we can continue to grow as a UK manufacturer and employer and continue to invest in our R&D. Our engineering workforce has tripled over the last two years and is this is because of a sustained commitment to R&D that we have made as a business over a ten year period. More recently we have expanded our Dorset factory to be able to take on these larger contracts.”
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