With a sales and service area covering Yorkshire, Bristol, Wales and Scotland, as well as a presence in Devon and Cornwall, Earthmill will provide a complete portfolio of installation and maintenance services to customers based throughout the UK. The new company will also continue to act on behalf of its farming customers as an independent project developer within the medium-scale wind power industry.
“Guiding farmers and landowners through the key stages of planning and financing of wind power development is an increasingly important service for would-be investors who are increasingly looking for impartial advice and support when considering either land rental opportunities or direct wind turbine investment,” explained Steve Milner, Managing Director of Earthmill.
“Today’s announcement is an important step, not only for the two companies involved in the merger, but also for the medium scale wind industry within the UK,” Mr Milner adds. “Earthmill is well known as the North’s leading agricultural wind turbine specialist, and our amalgamation with the wind energy division of TGC Renewables cements our position as the number one choice for farm-scale wind turbines across the whole of the UK. One of our key strengths and goals is to provide exceptional customer service, and this merger will enable us to offer an unparalleled level of service to even the most remote parts of the country.”
Glenn Johnson, CEO of Endurance Wind Power, added: “We warmly welcome today’s announcement as we believe a larger, and therefore stronger distributor will be able to provide our customers with even greater levels of service and quality. This in turn will match our own world-leading engineering standards. We look forward to working with all our UK partners, including Earthmill, as we press ahead with our plans to meet the UK’s rapidly rising demand for 50kW and 225kW farm-scale wind turbines.”
Speaking on behalf of TGC Renewables, Ben Cosh, Managing Director commented: “Founded in 2006, TGC Renewables is one of the most experienced energy developers in the UK, with specific expertise in retained project planning, finance and development. Our listing in the 2012 Sunday Times’ Fast Track awards reflects the company’s growth and is testament to our success within the industry.
“However, with over 350 megawatts of wind and solar energy initiatives currently in development, and with a pipeline of projects that continues to grow, it is critical that we dedicate sufficient management focus to each of these very different energy markets. In this respect, Earthmill and the wind energy division of TGC Renewables are perfectly matched, with the combined entity well positioned to deliver the highest possible level of service to our customers.”