THE move towards a sustainable society that is currently being spearheaded by Scotland and the UK now demands not just green energy but a greener after-market. Many of the wind turbines that dot the land and seascapes and now help account for half of the country’s electricity are reaching a certain age, and need more maintenance, or upgraded or replaced. Renewable Parts is servicing turbines with parts but also remanufacturing existing components and decommissioning those at the end of their lifespan. The company, operating since 2011, has a turnover of close to £5 million and this is expected to increase 50 per cent within the next year. Around two dozen staff are being added to at the rate of one every other month and numbers are on course to double in about 24 months. As well as an operations base in Renfrew there is a manufacturing hub in Lochgilphead which moving to a new facility there by 2021. James Barry, 46, says the firm is “in the right place at the right time with the right ideas”.
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