Numerous pieces of equipment that belonged to Scotland’s only wind turbine manufacturer are up for grabs.
Hilco Valuation Services is auctioning of pieces of kit on behalf of the administrators of CS Wind after the company collapsed last year.
Among the items listed are a crane, roller and circular milling machine, as well as factory equipment and racking.
Several viewings are taking place in the next couple of weeks, and all items have to be removed from the site in Campbeltown by June 3.
The auction will close on May 10.
An unceremonious collapse
It was announced in September that wind turbine tower supplier CS Wind, which was purchased by a South Korean company in 2016, had fallen into administration.
Business advisory firms FRP partners, Michelle Elliot and Tom MacLennan, were appointed as joint administrators of the Argyll-based firm.
Located at the Machrihanish Business Park near Campbeltown, CS Wind was founded in 2016 following the acquisition of Wind Towers (Scotland).
At the time the company operated the UK’s only factory producing onshore and offshore wind tower systems.
But due to dwindling contracts and revenue, the company begun to wind down and was effectively mothballed in the Spring of 2020.
The collapse of the firm sparked outrage from unions.
Unite accused CS Wind’s owners of running the company “into the ground”, and hit out at government for the “minimal” domestic manufacturing work that has been generated by the “billions of pounds” invested in renewables.
In October 2019 CS Wind announced it would let go three quarters of its workforce due to “gaps” in its order book.
It was later revealed that up to 80 jobs were at risk at the firm, as CS Wind handed redundancy to 28 staff.
The business made a £27 million investment in the site in 2016 and reported pre-tax profits in excess of £7m in 2018.