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SSE Renewables, Renewable Parts Limited (RPL) and the University of Strathclyde, the operator of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, have announced a new partnership in support of developing a circular and sustainable wind sector in the UK.
While the majority of minor components in a wind turbine can be reused, remanufactured or refurbished, most replacement parts are still sourced new, increasing the carbon footprint of the industry. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the organisations outlines how they will explore a number of areas together, including:
  • securing a UK-wind circular economy sector deal
  • supporting SSE’s delivery of its net zero ambitions by increasing the circularity of its 2GW of operational onshore wind assets and
  • developing a strategy to reduce waste from SSE Renewables’ wind farms at the end of their life.
The partnership plans to develop sustainable supply chains through research and innovation with a range of partners.
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