Cowdenbeath’s AJS Production at work on two renewable energy projects
Cowdenbeath-based fabricator, AJS Production, has reopened to complete two significant projects for clients in the renewable energy sector.
A ten-strong team, split in two to comply with COVID-19 distancing rules, is currently working on a 30-tonne, 20-metre wave power device for Mocean Energy. This is a smaller prototype – approximately 50 per cent of the device’s final size. Once complete, AJS Production will be involved in the commissioning and testing of the device in Fife before it is commissioned at the European Marine Energy (EMEC) in Orkney.
The other project involves the manufacture of a sub-sea tidal machine for a long-standing client. The new model, which has been developed and improved from three existing devices already in the water, is 90 per cent complete and should be delivered to Shetland later this month (July). If successful, there is the opportunity for AJS Production to build two additional machines for deployment next year.
AJS Production’s Managing Director, Raymond Imrie, said:
“We’ve split our workforce into two teams, each working 12 hour shifts three days a week, which means we can operate at nearly 90 per cent capacity. Our workers all have distancing monitors ensuring they keep a safe distance while working on these important projects.”
“These renewable energy projects are important as we aim to source additional contracts in this sector. We do hope our work on these two projects will result in additional contracts. I’m optimistic about the future!”
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