Wood Group renewables firm expands in Asia

Cathryn Chu

Wood Group’s Glasgow-based renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy has expanded its operations in Asia by opening an office in Hong Kong.

SgurrEnergy said the move will allowing the company to provide on the ground support to investors and developers in Hong Kong and across south-east Asia.

Cathryn Chu will head up the SgurrEnergy office in Hong Kong after establishing SgurrEnergy’s Beijing office in 2006 and growing it to a team of 16.

“With a significant track record of work in Hong Kong, projects SgurrEnergy has supported in the region include the installation of an offshore risk quantification analysis (ORQA) data monitoring platform near Lamma Island, as well as several assignments supporting Hong Kong financial institutions with renewables investments in mainland China and Asia,” said SgurrEnergy.

SgurrEnergy is active across Asia, with recent projects including offshore wind energy research for Huaneng Renewables Corp and a contract to support Chinese developers’ investment into Europe on a number of onshore and offshore wind opportunities.

Chu said: “We have been working with investors and banks in Hong Kong for the past ten years and this presence in Hong Kong will allow us to further explore the renewable energy opportunities in the region, but also provide a base for supporting south-east Asian projects and investments.”