In a strategic move to further develop its South American base, Wood Group company SgurrEnergy has announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile. The leading renewable energy consultancy is already working across Chile on both wind and solar projects and this new office will help to support its growing client base.

SgurrEnergy aims to capitalise on the recent growth in renewable energy developments in Chile. The government passed a law in 2013 stating that Chile must source 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

The opening of the Chile office, coupled with the addition of three North American offices this year, highlights the considerable growth of the company, which currently has 16 offices worldwide and 250 members of staff.

SgurrEnergy’s Vincent Burgmeier, renewable energy consultant, said: “This is an exciting time for renewables in the region and our strong reputation for robust, accurate advice means we are well placed to support the South American market.”