Renewables pioneers join forces to create 8.2 Aarufield

Award-winning German renewables specialists 8.2 Consulting AG have today joined forces with offshore wind experts Aarufield to announce an integrated UK-based consultancy offering high-end technical, commercial and financial advice to wind, solar and biomass leaders 8.2 Aarufield

Both 8.2 Aarufield partners bring teams with unparalleled turbine, supply chain and original equipment manufacturer experience and a singular aim, which is to redefine industry standards throughout the lifecycle of renewables developments.

Led by industry pioneers from the UK, Germany and France, 8.2 Aarufield leverages strong European connections and will have access to a network of 130 financial, electrical, mechanical engineers, operating from 28 offices globally. It builds on the strength of the 8.2 Group, which has performed more than 20,000 wind turbine inspections since it started 20 years ago, and the unparalleled experience of the Aarufield team.

8.2 Aarufield is unique as the only UK consultancy with such a wealth of turbine experience and technical knowledge extending to wind farm infrastructure and balance of plant while also leading the market in composites, grid and health & safety.

Chairman Julian Brown, who is also elected Chair of Renewable UK, said: "We have come together to build on each other¹s success to grow the business in the UK. 8.2 Group boasts 20 years of operation and solid expansion, having evolved from onshore turbine specialists, to experts in offshore and now also solar and biomass plants."

CEO of 8.2 Consulting Charles Dugué, said: "Aarufield has only been in operation for 12 months but it was long enough to build a strong reputation for supporting clients by helping them optimise assets and de-risk their projects, and be recognised as a solid investment opportunity. We are delighted to be joining forces with Aarufield to grow our UK business together."

As a boutique practice, 8.2 Aarufield will provide clients with a focussed range of services: advisory, project leadership, contracting and operational technical support, monitoring and intelligence.

Julian Brown added: "We work with investors, utilities, developers and businesses right through the supply chain to ensure they deliver projects on schedule and within budget and that they optimise their assets with the least technical and commercial risk."

For further information or to arrange an interview with Julian Brown or Charles Dugué please contact Sue Vincent on +44 7768508752 or via email sue@prsue.com