Dutch-Owned Omagh Firm Acquired By Belfast Wind Turbine Management Company

Belfast-based wind turbine management company, Everun Ltd has acquired a Dutch-owned Omagh-based firm, The Wind Factory UK.

The Co-Tyrone based operations and maintenance provider for wind farms, is owned by Netherlands company Gorge-Hoeskra Holding B.V.

Everun has said the acquisition will include taking immediate control of the company’s 25 wind turbine assets, currently under their management.

The Wind Factory UK’s field engineering team join Everun as part of the deal.

The firm, owned by Colm McClean and Johnny Barr, has developed and managed around 100 wind turbine projects to date.

Managing director, Michael Thompson, said the acquisition reflected the firm’s commitment to the north’s medium sized on-shore wind market.

“If Northern Ireland is to achieve the new renewable energy targets of 70 per cent of electricity from renewables by 2030, it is imperative that we maximise both the lifespan and yield from existing turbine assets,” he said.

“Through Everun’s range of services including service and engineering, bespoke monitoring and reporting software and complete asset management services, we are able to provide services that can do just that.

“Last year, our portfolio performed above industry standard, achieving over 98 per cent availability. This was a direct result of our robust 24/7 monitoring software and skilled engineers across the province.

“Growth by acquisition is very much part of our overall business strategy and we look forward to integrating The Wind Factory UK business within the Everun Group and maximising the benefits that can flow for our customers”.

Source: irishnews.com