RES’ asset management portfolio continues to grow after it signed a new deal with Red Rock Power Limited to bring on board the Afton Wind Farm in East Ayrshire, taking the total capacity of its asset management services in the UK and Ireland to 1.3GW.
The 50MW, 25-turbine wind farm lies just south of New Cumnock and provides clean energy for 35,000 homes, generating 3.5 million MWh during its lifetime.
As well as site management, RES will provide custom grid services for the wind farm through its 24/7/365 Control Centre in Glasgow, working with National Grid to manage output from the project in real time.
Darren Cook, Asset Manager Director at RES said: “We are committed to providing everyone with affordable clean energy, so we are especially pleased to sign this deal with Red Rock Power to manage day-to-day operations at Afton. It is a real testament to the efforts of our team who continue to provide outstanding work for our clients despite the challenges that we are all facing.
“We look forward to working together with Red Rock to maximise the wind farm’s potential and support the company as it continues to expand its portfolio.”
Mathieu Meijer, Head of Asset Management, at Red Rock Power added: “Working with a very capable and reliable strategic partner to support our asset management team was a key priority. As we continue to expand our portfolio and move into new markets, we expect our partners to match our ambitions and deliver expertise that aligns with our ‘value-based’ asset management strategy.
“RES brings extensive experience and proven capabilities that complements our asset management, and we look forward to working with the team to maximise the Afton wind farm’s efficiency and outputs.”
RES’ renewable energy support services portfolio now tops 6GW globally, with further growth expected over the next few months.
RES is active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution. Offering asset management, operations and maintenance and consultancy services, RES operates in ten countries across the world and in its 38-year history has delivered more than 18GW of renewable energy projects.
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RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. At the forefront of the industry for over 38 years, RES has delivered more than 18 GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 6 GW worldwide for a large client base. Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured 1.5GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) enabling access to energy at the lowest cost. RES employs more than 2,500 people and is active in 10 countries.
About Red Rock Power Limited:
Red Rock Power Limited – headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland – is an investor, owner and operator of renewable and sustainable energy projects. The company acquired Afton Wind Farm on completion of construction in September 2018.
As well as Afton, its UK wind portfolio currently includes a 25 per cent share of Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in the Moray Firth and the Inch Cape Offshore Wind development. The company is actively pursuing development and acquisition opportunities to grow its existing UK wind portfolio including offshore wind assets, as well as expanding into other European markets and sustainable energy sectors.