Testimonials

ANSYSANSYS

Name: Ian Jones
Job title: ANSYS Fellow
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Location: UK

“SgurrEnergy collaborated with us to offer comprehensive wind measurement and analysis services to the Carbon Trust. SgurrEnergy’s innovation and drive for excellence in wind measurement is demonstrated by the capability of their Galion Lidar technology. The steerable beam, providing spatially resolved wind data, provides significant improvements over standard point measurements typically used in model validation. In addition, the Galion Lidar measurements not only validated our advanced modelling capability, but will also enable more precise estimates of the power that can be achieved from proposed wind farm sites, reinforcing the business case for wind energy investment.”

AREVA WindAREVA Wind

Name: Jean Huby
Job title: CEO of AREVA Wind
Project name: Offshore wind measurement campaign
Location: German North Sea

“We are delighted to cooperate with SgurrEnergy, building on successful collaboration between our companies in former projects. Throughout the planning and installation phase, we have been impressed both with the high technical standard and the scientific approach demonstrated by SgurrEnergy, and we look forward with great anticipation to the results of this cooperation.”

Atlantis ResourcesAtlantis Resources

Name: Tim Cornelius
Job title: CEO
Project name: Technical review of MCT tidal technology
Location: UK

“The acquisition of MCT positions Atlantis as global leader in tidal power, and we appreciate the advisory role of SgurrEnergy in ensuring that the synergies between MCT and Atlantis technologies and expertise are fully realised.”

Baryonyx CorporationBaryonyx Corporation

Name: Heather Otten
Job title: Chief Development Officer
Project name: Wind resource assessment
Location: Gulf of Mexico

“There is a large capacity for offshore wind power in the Gulf of Mexico area and we wanted to deploy a comprehensive measurement device to ensure that we’re properly informed on the wind resource, which is why we selected Galion Lidar.”

Bayerische LandesbankBayerische Landesbank

Name:
Job title: Senior Director
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“The SgurrEnergy Solar team has worked for us as Technical Adviser on a large number of Solar PV financings over the past 3 years. We are highly confident in the teams’ abilities, and are always impressed by the vast level and depth of professional expertise among the team. In our experience the dedicated team member’s always go the extra mile to make themselves available, meet deadlines and deliver first class documentation, providing a high level of comfort for our lending teams.”

Blue EnergyBlue Energy

Name: Chris Dean
Job title: CEO
Project name: Beinneun wind farm
Location: Scotland, UK

“We are delighted to have had the support and expertise of SgurrEnergy, working in collaboration with our other stakeholders, in order to get this important project into construction. This project is a significant milestone in the continued growth of Blue Energy and we look forward to working with SgurrEnergy in the future as we continue to build out our portfolio of onshore wind projects.”

BNP Paribas Clean Energy PartnersBNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners

Name: Claudio Vescovo
Job title: CEO
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Location: Italy

“We have been impressed with the effectiveness of SgurrEnergy to deliver quality consultancy services within budget and to tight timescales. Their assistance has been key when predicting energy yield for our landmark 24MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Italy.”

Capital Stage AGCapital Stage AG

Name:
Job title: Investment Analyst
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Location:

“I have been working with the SgurrEnergy Solar Team in various projects and highly appreciate their deep understanding and knowledge of photovoltaic technologies and their thorough approach to technical due diligence and technology assessment studies.”

Clean Energy LLCClean Energy LLC

Name: Neal Detert
Job title: Project manager
Project name: Salkhit wind farm
Location: Mongolia

“SgurrEnergy has provided a wide range of technical and environmental services in the development of the Salkhit project. We were delighted with the expertise made available to us and with the quality of work undertaken on our project. SgurrEnergy’s specialists have consistently identified and addressed project risks and have been instrumental in driving the project forward to financial close.”

Clean Energy LLCClean Energy LLC

Name: Neal Detert
Job title: Project manager
Project name: Salkhit wind farm
Location: Mongolia

“As the first wind farm project in Mongolia, the Salkhit wind farm represents a true landmark for Mongolia, and the birth of a vibrant renewable power industry in the country. The SgurrEnergy team has been instrumental in realising this project, providing professional and timely support from feasibility to due diligence and technical project management. We have relied greatly on the SgurrEnergy team’s experience and they have delivered.”

EDP RenewablesEDP Renewables

Name: Guilherme Mello Portugal
Job title: Civil and mechanical manager
Project name:
Location: UK

“SgurrEnergy has been working closely with Moray Offshore Renewables, playing a fundamental role throughout the concept engineering process. Their expertise was indispensable in defining strategies and costs for our O&M work package. Against a very ambitious timescale their support and flexibility was essential in maintaining our decision making process.”

EMI EnergyEMI Energy

Name: Craig Olmsted
Job title: Vice president- projects
Project name: Cape Wind
Location: USA

“As an engineering consultancy, SgurrEnergy has provided Cape Wind with a broad range of high quality technical support for the last two years. The work is consistently professional and timely. SgurrEnergy utilises a very effective combination of a local office for immediate support with backing from a much larger multifaceted organisation to fulfil a wide range of assignments on the Cape Wind project”

EneryoEneryo

Name: Nadim Nehmé
Job title: Technical director
Project name: Callian solar farm
Location: France

“We have been impressed with SgurrEnergy’s service. They delivered great consultancy services within budget and to tight timescales for our Callian project, assisting us with our energy yield predictions for landmark solar PV transactions. I would not hesitate to recommend their strong solar team and consultancy services.”

First SolarFirst Solar

Name:
Job title: Director Technical Relations Europe
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Location:

“I have been working with the SgurrEnergy Solar Team for a number of years now and highly appreciate their deep understanding and knowledge of photovoltaic technologies and their thorough approach to technical due diligence and technology assessment studies. They have experts available to span the whole value chain of photovoltaics – starting with fundamentals of cell and module technology and ending with a deep understanding of technical, economic and environmental aspects of PV system design, application and operation. This has certainly been an added value to our joint projects. I recommend them.”

GMR GroupGMR Group

Name: Santosh Katelsal
Job title: General Manager, Strategic Planning
Project name: Owner’s engineer for solar farm
Location: Gujarat, India

“The service offered by SgurrEnergy was very professional, timely, met and exceeded the deliverable quality that was set as expectations. Sgurr is an island of excellence in solar energy in India.The rational analysis of technologies that Sgurr prepared helped us select the right technology and configuration for the project. In an industry where there is a trend to overpromise energy values, I am happy to say that the actual energy generation from our project is in fact inline and slightly higher than the theoretical one predicted by Sgurr.”

HavsnasHavsnas

Name: Jens Thomassen
Job title: Director
Project name: Havsnas wind farm
Location: Sweden

“SgurrEnergy undertook the original independent review and energy yield analysis for the Havsnas transaction, completing the pre-financial close assessment in only a matter of weeks and working efficiently and pragmatically with ourselves and the lenders to complete the transaction, especially with regard to technology risk and cold climate issues. Operational-phase assessments of SgurrEnergy’s pre-financial close P50 confirmed the accuracy of that work to be 1.2% and confirmed our confidence in SgurrEnergy’s industry-leading capabilities in the field of wind measurement and analysis. They also provided flexible and independent support to both the lenders and HgCapital during the construction and commissioning of the project, and have since met our high expectations for quality and flexibility on several other important transactions, the success of which are of great significance to us.”

Hg CapitalHg Capital

Name: Emma Tinker
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“Hg Capital has successfully utilised Galion Lidar during wind farm transactions, delivering meaningful returns for our business and shareholders. In our view, Galion is a key tool for accurately understanding wind regimes and likely project performance in the wind sector”

HK ElectricHK Electric

Name: C. K. Lau
Job title: General manager (projects)
Project name: Wind measurement campaign
Location: near Lamma Island, Hong Kong

“We are delighted to have our 12-month wind monitoring campaign completed on schedule with data certified by DNV KEMA. SgurrEnergy has demonstrated their professionalism and technical competency throughout the campaign. The application of Galion Lidar saves the requirement of constructing a full hub height met mast, hence substantially reduces the overall design requirements of the offshore platform, leading to a drastic reduction in the foundation cost.”

Indiana UniversityIndiana University

Name: Rebecca Barthelmie
Job title: Professor of Atmospheric Science and Sustainability
Project name: Wind energy research
Location:

“The Galion is an exciting tool for wind research combining the autonomy of wind profiling Lidars with the extended capabilities of scanning Lidars to provide an almost limitless range of potential study designs and hence much more flexibility in field research.”

InfinisInfinis

Name: Aris Dimopoulos
Job title: Wind resource assessment manager
Project name: SgurrDataPortal – online management of wind portfolio
Location: UK

“Infinis is using SgurrDataPortal to view its portfolio of wind measurements sites, and we are satisfied with both the information and the speed of the portal. Visualising data helps us to identify problems on the masts at an early stage.” “SgurrEnergy has been very flexible in tailoring the portal according to our specific needs and requests. The support from SgurrEnergy’s analysts, ensures quality data and means that we can fully understand the data that we’re capturing, enabling us to optimise our measurement campaigns.”

Lightsource Renewable EnergyLightsource Renewable Energy

Name:
Job title: Technical Director
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Location:

“We have been working with the SgurrEnergy solar team since December 2012. They have provided pre-construction technical due diligence, construction monitoring, Provisional Acceptance and Final Acceptance services to facilitate financing of over 100 solar power plants with an installed capacity approaching 500MW. We have been consistently pleased with the work they deliver and rely on their teams of dedicated solar consultants, electrical engineers and civil engineers to provide high quality work communicated in a timely, clear and concise manner, often to challenging deadlines. We are happy to provide a positive reference on the solar advisory services SgurrEnergy has been delivering to Lightsource Renewable Energy and our various stakeholders.”

Point & Sandwick PowerPoint & Sandwick Power

Name: Calum MacDonald
Job title: Development Director
Project name: Beinn Ghrideag
Location: Isle of Lewis, Scotland

“SgurrEnergy have been more than a technical advisor or contractor throughout this project. They have been a constant ally and firm supporter straining every sinew to get the project over the line to financial close. They have done way more than their contract required: I can honestly say that they have gone the extra mile and that we would not be where we are without them.”

Point and Sandwick Development TrustPoint and Sandwick Development Trust

Name: Angus McCormack
Job title: Chairman
Project name: Beinn Ghrideag
Location: Isle of Lewis, Scotland

“We could never have achieved this without SgurrEnergy at our side to advise us. From the original feasibility study in 2006 through to the final negotiations for financial close, SgurrEnergy always went the extra mile on our behalf. Not only were they technically the best team of advisors we could have had, they were also whole-heartedly committed to our goal of community development. Working with them was an education and a privilege.”

RWE Supply and TradingRWE Supply and Trading

Name: Wolf Thyssen
Job title: Senior Investment Associate
Project name: Kencot Hill solar farm
Location: UK

“We were very happy with the quality of work provided for both the technical due diligence and owner’s engineer services from construction through to provisional acceptance (PAC) for Kencot Hill solar farm. The SgurrEnergy team was flexible and responsive to our needs and requests, facilitating the successful completion of the sale, after construction, to our client.”

Société GénéraleSociété Générale

Name: Allan Barker
Job title: Corporate & Investment Banking Managing Director
Project name: Westermost Rough offshore wind farm
Location: UK

“The SgurrEnergy team has been working closely with Société Générale, as technical bank, and the lenders to successfully complete the technical due diligence of this project which involves the first application of the new Siemens 6MW turbines in a project financed transaction. We thank all members of the SgurrEnergy team for contributing to the success of this project.”

Standard CharteredStandard Chartered

Name: Ahmad Abu Eideh
Job title: CEO
Project name: Shams Ma’an
Location: Jordan

“We are pleased to be part of the financing consortium and working alongside SgurrEnergy on what is currently the largest PV project in the MENA region. This is a significant project for Jordan in a bid to diversify its energy mix and harness solar energy as a form of clean power.”

Stuttgart UniversityStuttgart University

Name: Jan Anger
Job title:
Project name: Offshore wind energy research campaign
Location: German Baltic Sea

“At present SgurrEnergy’s Galion Lidar is the only wind-scanning device in the industry that fits the measurement requirements for the Baltic-I research project. We already conducted research last year to verify and validate Galion Lidar against met mast readings and the device showed very satisfactory measurements and very good hardware availability. The capability to visualize the Galion’s data of the turbines’ wakes within the entire Baltic-1 wind farm is outstanding.”

SunEdisonSunEdison

Name:
Job title: Director Technical Due Diligence, EMEA and South America
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“SunEdison has been working intensively with SgurrEnergy Solar Team in the UK for various financing portfolios in the last year. Their technology, and market knowledge together with their hard work, constructive and pragmatic approach made the process run smoothly and efficiently, helping lenders and borrowers achieve aggressive timelines whilst ensuring quality work and assets.”

TWBTWB

Name: Manuel Eck
Job title: Managing director
Project name: Borkum West II offshore wind farm
Location: German North Sea

“We have enjoyed working closely with SgurrEnergy’s team, who have been involved in the project as early as 2009, where they helped progress the development to financial close. More recently, SgurrEnergy’s construction monitoring services have been very important in supporting the Borkum West project through the construction phase and we will continue to work closely with them while bringing the wind farm into operation.”

UniCredit Bank AGUniCredit Bank AG

Name: Amit Dewan
Job title: Managing director
Project name: Lincs offshore wind farm
Location: UK

“SgurrEnergy worked closely with UniCredit to identify critical issues and develop solutions to ensure all concerns of the banks were properly addressed. With the project under construction, the Sgurr team was very responsive to ensure that the analysis on the latest available information was provided to the banks. We thank all members of the SgurrEnergy team for significantly contributing to the success of the Lincs project.”

Wilson RenewablesWilson Renewables

Name: James Lowther
Job title: Director
Project name: Bankend Rig wind farm
Location: UK

“It has been essential for Wilson Renewables to draw on SgurrEnergy’s experience during the construction of Bankend Rig wind farm. We believe that the maximisation of the output and returns of the wind farm will be much easier to achieve in partnership with SgurrEnergy.”

Wilson RenewablesWilson Renewables

Name: James Lowther
Job title: Director
Project name: Bankend Rig wind farm
Location: UK

“The SgurrOptimiser package of services identified the cause and mitigation for underperformance at Bankend Rig Wind Farm. SgurrEnergy undertook a forestry optimisation study with the use of Galion Lidar, CFD modelling and advanced turbine performance analytical techniques, the output of which has provided Wilson Renewables LLP with tangible options for felling areas of forestry which when done will have an appreciable impact on the wind farm’s performance and production.”

WindMWWindMW

Name: Peter Giller
Job title: Director
Project name: Meerwind
Location:

“SgurrEnergy and WindMW worked closely together in identifying critical issues early and developing solutions in a quick and professional manner. That close cooperation not only produced a better project but it also enabled WindMW to close the financing in time to achieve the 2013 in-service date. We thank all members of the SgurrEnergy team for significantly contributing to the success of the Meerwind project.”

Tidal Lagoon PowerTidal Lagoon Power

Name: Ton Fijen
Job title: Technical Director for Tidal Lagoon Power
Project name: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Location: UK

We selected SgurrEnergy to offer us strategic advice on the project based on their strong track record of technical due diligence for complex renewable energy financing deals. We have been impressed with their delivery of clear, responsive and reliable technical advice and look forward to working with them as the Tidal Lagoon project is developed.

 

Scottish GovernmentScottish Government

Name: Humza Yousaf
Job title: Scottish Minister for Europe & International Development
Project name: Community hydro development
Location: Malawi

Helping remote communities in Malawi to access energy is important for the future of the country. We might take electricity for granted but a reliable, cost effective and clean power source enables medics to treat patients safely and will help school students study after dark.

In addition, the skills and training of local people in Malawi will provide a legacy for the project far beyond just this one location. The project builds on the special relationship between Scotland and Malawi, making a real difference to people’s lives. We are proud to support SgurrEnergy’s work in Malawi.