Global Wind Projects launch creates 70 jobs

The Liebherr LG 1750 and Ryan Burke (GWP General Manager)

IN response to rapid recent and projected growth in the UK renewables sector, Global Port Services – part of the successful Inverness and Aberdeen-based energy sector service group, Global Energy Group – has launched Global Wind Projects. Providing full scope crane & installation (C&I) services to the renewables sector, Global Wind Projects plans to become one of the UK and Ireland’s leading providers of onshore and offshore wind turbine installation services.

Global Wind Projects has already secured three major contracts for 2022, leading to the creation of 35 jobs, with the Scotland-based team set to double in size by Q3, 2022. 

This month Global Wind Projects was engaged by Nordex at the 15 wind turbine generator (WTG) Harting Rig development in South Lanarkshire. At 135 metres, the project consists of some of the highest hub height turbines ever to be installed in the UK. 

In June Global Wind Projects will deploy again to South Lanarkshire at Nordex’s Cumberhead 12 WTG project while a contract for SGRE at the 8 WTG Longhill wind turbine project in West Lothian commences October 2022 and will be the first project in the UK where SGRE 5X technology will be installed.

Newly appointed General Manager, Ryan Burke, commented:

“Global Wind Projects has been established to address the unprecedented growth in onshore and offshore wind around the UK and Ireland. We will complement the already leading crane service offered by Global Crane Services (a fellow division of Global Port Services) to offer a complete installation and crane package for wind farm developers.”

“With three major onshore contracts already secured, Global Wind Projects recruited 35 skilled turbine technicians this month alone and expect to double the size of the team with three months, with further growth expected beyond that, too.”

Supplying skilled wind turbine technicians to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and wind farm developers, Global Wind Projects will work in conjunction with parent company, Global Port Services, to provide customers with a seamless crane and installation package supported by experienced and skilled teams and access to a fleet of some of the most technologically advanced fleet of heavy cranes in the industry. The company has already invested in a new state-of-the-art Liebherr LG 1750 – which combines the flexibility of a 750t crawler crane with the mobility of a high-speed mobile crane – for dedicated use on wind projects.

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