CS Wind Takes Over Wind Towers Scotland, Plans Offshore Wind Foray

Scottish energy company SSE has secured a deal to transfer its 80% ownership stake in the Machrihanish-based Wind Towers Scotland (WTS) factory to the South Korean manufacturer of wind farm tower structures, CS Wind.

Source: WTS

CS Wind plans to invest up to GBP 14 million in WTS and extend operations at the plant to include the manufacture of towers for the offshore wind market.

The investment will result in the first factory in the UK to commercially produce offshore wind towers.

Grant McPherson, Managing Director of WTS said: “We are immensely pleased CS Wind has announced this major investment in Scotland. Machrihanish is an ideal location for wind tower manufacturing with an excellent reputation and highly skilled workforce. The team at Wind Towers is completely supportive of this development and already looking forward to the opportunities to come as CS Wind has stated it has big plans to build on the current success of the factory.”