— Portfolio of AWES contracts and staff acquired by RES in the UK —
Global renewable energy company RES has ramped up its strategy to grow in the renewable energy support services market by taking over O&M contracts for six wind farm sites from Ainscough Wind Energy Services (AWES), securing nine jobs in rural England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The announcement comes just weeks after RES announced the acquisition of REG Power Management’s (RPM) asset management business, and with its contracts to manage a portfolio of 43 operational wind and solar projects.
RES’ renewable energy support services portfolio now tops 5GW, with further growth expected throughout 2019.
Ian Hunter, Managing Director – Support Services from RES, said: “Growing our support services offering of asset management and O&M is central to our business strategy as we look to enhance asset performance and increase financial returns for our clients.
“Along with these five-year contracts we have acquired an excellent team of skilled technicians based in key areas around the UK. The team, along with our workshop which has the ability to re-engineer universal tools, allows us to offer a very competitive service to wind farm operators and asset owners.
“We plan to use this acquisition as a springboard to significantly grow our O&M business.”
Alongside onshore wind, solar and storage RES provides services to the offshore industry and is a leading provider of O&M for Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTO).