Skykon blows into Scotland

Skykon, which provides support for wind technology producers, has taken over a wind tower plant in Campbeltown, Scotland, from Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Denmark-based Skykon is also planning to build a larger factory alongside the existing facility. As part of the deal, more than 100 jobs will be saved. The region will also benefit from a further 200 local jobs once the new facilities have been built.

Jesper Øhlenschlæger, Skykon CEO, commented: “In a short time span, Scotland has developed into the most positive and interesting market for wind power in Europe. Both the Scottish government and local energy producers are focused on wind power, and we expect some 3,000 megawatts to be installed in Scotland over the next four years. As a result, we see Campbeltown as a unique platform to realise our target of being the leading supplier to this market.”

Nick Britton

Nick Britton

Nick was the Managing Editor for when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary...

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