Grimsby engineering business enters renewable energy market

Credit: Andrzej Wilusz

Grimsby engineer business, Technica, is entering the renewable energy sector after signing an assembly and distribution agreement with Florida wind energy experts, Be-Wind.

The deal follows “many months” of contractual discussions and the development of capability understanding between all parties.

Commencing immediately, the agreement is the first of this type to be issued by Be-Wind within the UK and Europe and will see Technica entering the renewable energy sector trading under the name ‘Technica Energy’.

Technica now have the rights to assemble and distribute the Be-Wind turbines to an exclusive sector of the UK, with specific focus on the micro-commercial onshore power generation market as well as providing assembly and business development support to the Be-Wind operations throughout the remainder of the UK and EU as required.

Paul Clarke, technical lead for wind turbines at Technica Energy, said: “The significant factors attracting us to Be-Wind turbines is their developments in terms of an increased generation window from low wind speed to near hurricane conditions coupled with innovative use of composite materials and a lengthy warranty period.”

Michael Berdan, the CEO of Be-Wind, has developed an efficient and unique dual axis range of small wind turbines.

John Archer, Business Development Manager for Be-Wind, said: “Be-Wind will play a role in the micro-generation energy mix, required to help the UK reach the goal of net zero emissions, in urban and rural locations.

“With the foresight of Technica Energy and their proposed uses of the turbines, Be-Wind is eager to address the opportunities ahead.”