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Energy firm in talks to take over Chillwind.

RENEWABLE energy company Dulas has announced it is in advanced discussions to buy Scottish company Chillwind.

The deal will strengthen the long-established Machynlleth-based business' ability to manufacture, distribute and install meteorological masts across the UK and Europe.

Dulas has been the exclusive installation partner of Chillwind for the past decade, having identified the company's technology as the most advanced mast system on the UK market for measuring potential wind power. Designed for harsh mountainous climates, the Chillwind mast system is a robust and innovative system that has proved popular with wind farm developers and operators across the country. Dulas and Chillwind will work together to provide a number of services, including SecondWind's Triton SoDAR rentals, Chillwind's tilt-up towers of up to 90 metres, and instrumentation services for onshore and offshore lattice towers.

Jonathan Say, head of wind monitoring at Dulas said: "Chillwind has developed a superior met mast product that far exceeds other designs on the market.

Chillwind has a strong reputation for innovation and engineering quality and we are pleased to be partnering with them to offer the UK's wind industry access to quality met mast and remote sensing services.

"This partnership will further enhance the service offering to developers, enabling rapid response to clients all across the UK and will see both organisations grow from strength to strength as market leaders in the sector."

Richard Tarves, Chillwind's managing director, will remain in place at Chillwind to ensure continuity and consistent service delivery to clients. He said: "Dulas has led the renewable energy industry for over 30 years, and this partnership is a natural progression.

Our combined wind monitoring services offer the flexible, rapid deployment options that wind developers need, with a choice of tower heights or full turbine blade wind measurements with the Triton SoDAR."
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 9, 2012
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