BVG Associates

BVG Associates

BVG Associates

BVG Associates is the leading UK consultancy for wind and marine device supply chain analysis and development. BVG Associates is regularly invited to participate in concept and detail design reviews of turbines, subsystems and components. We have developed technology roadmaps and routinely change the direction of development activities. We have led major technology development projects from within wind turbine manufacturers. We know what is required, both technically and commercially, in taking products from paper to market, enabling us to bring investors and technology providers together for mutual benefit.

Company details

The Blackthorn Centre, Purton Road Cricklade , Swindon , SN6 6HY United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Renewable Energy
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
2005
Employees:
11-100

We advise major developers on the impacts of new technologies, undertake due diligence on technology providers and provide support to technology SMEs in bringing innovations to market.

We support the Energy Technologies Institute and The Carbon Trust in their work funding UK excellence in innovation. Our links with research organisations enables us to find academic partners for RD&D activities and industrial partners for those with technology that can make a real difference.

Our knowledge, together with our understanding of the industry, enables us to offer the best guidance on developing new technologies that meet a market need.

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BVG Associates is the leading UK consultancy for wind and marine device supply chain analysis and development.  We ensure that the needs of public sector and private sector can be met, accelerating the progress towards regional and UK renewable energy targets and both job and wealth creation.

We work with the UK Government, delivering all supply chain development activities for the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC’s) UK Renewables service.  This gives us excellent access to decision-makers within DECC, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).  We maintain close relationships with regional enabling bodies such as the English Regional Development Agencies, applying broad understanding of national and international trends to address regional priorities.

For industry, we advise on policy for renewable energy deployment in the UK and provide business development support for companies entering the industry or expanding their interests in the UK.  Over the last three years, BVG Associates has authored RenewableUK’s reports on the state of the UK and EU offshore wind sector. Using our wide network and understanding of both technology and market environment, we are able to provide decisive input to industrial and consultancy players on both strategic and tactical levels.

From initial site selection, feasibility, and development management we assist in the delivery of wind projects.  We help asset managers to maximise the revenue from their generation capability, to understand turbine failures and to assess repair processes.

We have productive relationships with purchasers and R&D leaders in many wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm developers.  While observing confidentiality, we are able to resolve problems of individual companies through our understanding of shared concerns.

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Our experience of wind farm implementation allied to a detailed knowledge of the available turbines enables us to find solutions for landowners looking to install turbines that maximise the return through the feed-in tariffs.

Read our full medium wind capability assessment here.

Through our knowledge of wind turbines and development we take a staged approach to assess, and where appropriate, develop your wind generation projects whether they are a single medium sized turbine, or a large wind farm.  We take a project from inception through planning and build out to operation.

The introduction of UK feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) in April 2010 improved the returns particularly for medium sized turbines

We will give you a quick view on suitability and if we think your site has some potential for at least one appropriately sited medium sized wind turbine, we will propose a staged approach; starting with a desktop feasibility study.

We provide:

  • Supply chain advice and networks
  • Advice on technological and market trends
  • Feasibility studies

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BVG Associates exists to make a difference within the sectors that it serves. We believe in our ability to simplify complex situations in order to communicate effectively and use creativity to find win-win outcomes. Our relationships are founded on trustworthiness, respect and commitment to the future of renewable energy. We like to listen and work hard to uncover fact and truth. We are passionate about what we do and how we do it.

Our value is in the difference our staff make. We want to employ people with excellent capability and attitude. Our people have a broad and deep technical and industry knowledge and are able to communicate with people from frontline to boardroom.

Our work is varied and we help inspire change in a rapidly evolving sector. To enjoy working with us you will thrive on working with a number of clients at the same time. You will embrace change as you act as a catalyst for change yourself.

The team has always been busy – we look for energetic people who can manage their time effectively, take the initiative and show leadership in delivering to the high standards that we set ourselves. This means that our engineers need to be excellent with the written word as well as with calculations and technology.

Individual learning is a high priority for us. In joining us, you will be challenged and supported to grow in the company of other people with knowledge to share and where the power of feedback is recognised.

Our opportunities to influence are significant. Our career path involves making more of a difference by influencing at a higher level. We reward success in helping our customers to progress. We look for:

  • The combination analytical rigour with practical sense.
  • People who consider themselves to be creative.
  • Individuals that get on with others whilst keeping humble to the challenges and opportunities before them.
  • People who value working together in an intellectually stimulating environment.
  • Those who want to make a difference every day.