Gaia-Wind and renewable energy provider Myriad CEG Power have signed a £5 million-plus contract to provide almost 200 Gaia-Wind 133-11kW small wind turbines for installation in England and Wales, over the next twelve months.
The announcement comes just weeks after Gaia-Wind won the prestigious Scottish Renewables Green Energy Award for business growth and will create job opportunities in both companies as well as the service and supply chain.
“This is a record breaking contract for us and will enhance our position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of small wind turbines,” said Gaia-Wind CEO Johnnie Andringa.
“The contract, for 190 turbines, with the potential to increase to more than 200, is a vote of confidence from Myriad CEG Power: the UK’s largest supplier and installer of green energy equipment. It is also a huge compliment to our turbine model, the Gaia-Wind 133-11kW, and our workforce,” Andringa added.
Welcoming the development, First Minister Alex Salmond said, “I congratulate Gaia-Wind, together with Myriad CEG, on securing this new contract and I am pleased that the Scottish Government, through our enterprise agencies, has been able to support the company’s successful development from its Glasgow base.
“The latest success is further indication of the strength of Scotland’s world-leading renewable energy industry, built on our strong industrial heritage and track record for innovation,” Salmond continued. “It is an industry that is not only transforming how we generate power in Scotland, but one that is increasingly generating business, jobs and investment from around these islands and further afield.”
Myriad CEG Power Ltd MD, Phil McVan, said as a result of this successful partnership, the Myriad CEG Power wind turbine business increased by 50 per cent last year and is set to do the same again this year.
“We are delighted to have renewed and extended our agreement to be the exclusive supplier in England and Wales of the market leading product for this size of turbine, which has a first class record for quietness, reliability and energy production,” McVan said.
“As the renewable sector continues to grow across the UK, this partnership is an anchor point for farmers and other customers who want to benefit from impressive yields and returns, particularly in the wake of the reduced solar tariffs announced by the Government,’’ he added.