Leading wind energy supply chain specialist, Renewable Parts, has officially opened its new Innovation Centre in Lochgilphead, a development designed to advance the availability of circular economy parts solutions within the wind industry.
With a philosophy on investing in innovative sustainable technology, Renewable Parts is set to mark the opening of its new purpose-built centre in Lochgilphead, the town where it was founded 10 years ago.
This development marks the next phase of the company’s journey to become the leading supplier of refurbished parts to the wind industry within Europe, helping customers achieve a greener, more sustainable future.
The new centre will support customers in reaching their carbon and waste reduction goals and enable the company to extend its supply of circular economy services into new markets.
Boasting a new research and development department, the Innovation Centre will also accelerate delivery of existing and emerging solutions to support in-service wind turbine operations.
Collaboration to further sustainability
The new Innovation Centre will become a collaboration hub enabling Renewable Parts to extend its R&D with a wider range business both within and outside of the wind industry.
The vision is to create an eco-system of likeminded organisations willing to learn together and share best practice to create a more sustainable future. Partners the company has already worked with include Zero Waste Scotland, The National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland, the Scottish Institute of Remanufacture, ORE Catapult, and the University of Strathclyde.
James Barry, chief executive of Renewable Parts, said, “Our Innovation Centre will the become the hub for sustainability and circular economy technology within the wind industry. We are excited about this new chapter and what it means to achieving a net-zero economy within the UK and across the globe. We look forward to welcoming our partners, customers, and collaborators, to the new centre”.
Professor Sir Jim McDonald, principal & vice-chancellor at the University of Strathclyde, said: “We are delighted to be working with Renewable Parts to help support the global supply chain for the wind industry. Wind energy has a central role to play in the energy transition and the drive to achieve net-zero emissions in Scotland and beyond and Strathclyde is at the forefront of research in this field. By working together with Renewable Parts we will help to make wind energy even more sustainable while realising cost savings and efficiencies for the industry. Renewable Parts is an excellent partner for us as they have large-scale ambitions, highly experienced executive leadership, an excellent workforce and a keen understanding of technological innovation.”