University of Strathclyde and Renewable Parts ink MoU for wind sustainability research

The University of Strathclyde and Renewable Parts have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further advance the UK’s ability to remanufacture and refurbish wind turbine components.

As part of the MoU, both organisations aim to identify opportunities in the UK market to enhance the sustainability of the supply chain for renewable energy.

Working to combine the research, development and innovation capabilities of the University with the market knowledge and turbine expertise of Renewable Parts, both organisations seek to create a more sustainable supply chain for the wind industry, identifying gaps in technology, skills, and knowledge within the renewable sector.

Gillian Docherty, the University of Strathclyde’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: "We are delighted to formalise our partnership with Renewable Parts, which aligns with our commitment to sustainability and also leverages our expertise and capabilities to meet the business and technical needs of industry."

“We look forward to further collaborating on projects to develop cutting edge remanufacture technology which will help drive change within the wind industry, benefit the circular economy in Scotland, and reduce waste.”

James Barry, Chief Executive of Renewable Parts said, “The growth of wind energy in the UK creates a great opportunity but significant supply chain challenge to meet our future capacity needs.  The obligation to make this sustainable, applying circular economy technology, will generate a new, green economy within our country.  This agreement enables the continued growth of what is an important, yet lesser seen, part of the renewable energy system.”