GWS Expands to OrbisEnergy

Global Wind Service (GWS) has gathered its UK team in an office at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft.

Jason Smith, operations manager, said: “We are quite busy with our array of services. Onshore order books are filling up well and we definitely expect a fair share of the offshore market in 2016 and beyond.

“Onshore, we supply the whole package, right from pre-assembly and installation to commissioning and, further on, we do servicing and maintenance, which we also offer offshore.”

GWS’s finance team relocated from King’s Lynn to OrbisEnergy first, with its human resources, projects and Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) following on. Smith said the company chose OrbisEnergy to expand because of its coastal location, its range of tenants – some already GWS clients or working with related company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier – and the facilities provided in the building.

“Commercially, it is ideally located for the upcoming Round 3 wind farms. There will be a lot of development off the east coast,” Smith explained.

The company had knocked four offices into one “big productive space”, which could accommodate up to 15 people when the whole team was working together, he said. “It was important to us to have all of the UK team sitting together. OrbisEnergy has accommodated this. We have our own meeting room for our technicians to come in for meetings and space for confidential meetings.”

Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead at OrbisEnergy, said: “Global Wind Service is a huge success story and is growing and growing. We are thrilled to see our tenants expand and will accommodate their needs as much as we can and offer as much support as we can to their team in expanding and exploring new markets.

“Lowestoft is at the heart of the region’s offshore wind industry with a growing number of companies speaking with us seeking to move into OrbisEnergy following the positive progress of the East Anglian Offshore Wind and Galloper projects being developed off our coast.”

Source: OrbisEnergy

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