Wind Towers buys Skykon wind turbine assembly plant

Wind Towers, a joint venture between Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Marsh Wind Technology, has completed the purchase of the Skykon wind turbine tower manufacturing and assembly plant at Machrihanish in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, from its administrators.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has agreed to provide an investment of £3.4m and Argyll and Bute Council is committing to a £12m infrastructure upgrade to the local port and roads.

The Wind Towers joint venture was established in February 2011 and granted preferred bidder status by the Skykon administrator in March 2011.

In addition to Skykon’s current capacity for producing wind turbine towers for onshore wind farms, the construction of new facilities, to allow the production of turbine towers for offshore wind farms at the site, is almost complete.