SgurrControl is a Glasgow based control engineering consultancy specialising in the development of innovative and effective control systems for wind and tidal turbines. Our products and services are designed to alleviate structural loads and optimise energy capture, reducing the overall cost of energy to help wind and tidal turbines become more cost effective and competitive with other forms of energy production. Our expert team has extensive experience in control system design and implementation. Our advanced control solutions are capable of effectively controlling wind and tidal devices, maximising their performance and providing unbeatable levels of flexibility and robustness.

Company details

121 George Street , Glasgow , Scotland G1 1RD United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Energy - Wind Energy
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

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SgurrControl is a control engineering consultancy specialising in the development of control systems for wind and tidal turbines.  Our products and services are designed to alleviate structural loads and optimise energy capture, reducing the overall cost of energy and helping wind and tidal turbines become more cost effective and competitive with other forms of energy production.

Formerly trading as StrathControl, the company joined Glasgow-based SgurrEnergy as a subsidiary in 2013. With its highly skilled team of experienced control engineers and origens as a spin-off company of the University of Strathclyde, the company continues under the leadership of Prof. Bill Leithead, CTO and Dr. David Robb, Company Director.  

SgurrControl uses its cutting edge research base to significantly reduce the cost of energy from wind and tidal power and thus help combat climate change. The company uses control algorithms to optimise energy capture and significantly reduce the loads on a turbine caused by turbulence in the wind/tidal flows.

SgurrControl's advanced control engineering solutions include turbine simulation and loads analysis; supervisory and dynamic controller design; implementation of control algorithms and turbine controller upgrades & controller upgrades and retrofits. Control engineering products include ATLAS™, our patented Individual Blade Control (IBC) solution; the SgurrControlBox control system design software and a Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) test tool to provide a high-performance simulation environment for evaluating controllers, communication protocols, I/O, HMI and SCADA interfaces and detect any faults before equipment arrives on-site.

Key areas of expertise and experience are: turbine simulation and loads analysis; supervisory and dynamic controller design; implementation of control algorithms and turbine controller upgrades & retrofits.

SgurrControl's advanced control engineering products and services:

  • ATLAS - individual blade control to reduce loads to lower costs
  • SgurrControlBox - wind and tidal turbine simulation and loads analysis SW
  • TurbineAdvance - wind turbine controller upgrades / retrofits
  • Advanced Wind Farm Control - controller to maximise wind farm power output
  • Control engineering services including:
    • power and loading optimisation algorithms
    • turbine simulation and loads analysis
    • supervisory and dynamic controllers
    • Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) tool for testing control systems

Additional services include design documentation for controller algorithms and specification documents that cover the entire implementation process for certification requirements.

Improving performance of wind and tidal turbines through effective control strategies

SgurrControl draws on the experience of a senior control engineering team who bring unrivalled experience, expertise and solutions to the area of wind and tidal turbine control engineering.  The SgurrControl team has worked with several wind and tidal turbine manufacturers from around the world.  Sgurrcontrol is dedicated solely to wind and tidal turbine control solutions.  It is the premier company for control system design in the renewables space -from modelling to system identification, signal processing, load calculations or controller upgrades. SgurrControl is your resource for wind and tidal turbine control expertise.

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SgurrControl is committed to providing control engineering strategies that optimize the manufacture and operation of wind and tidal turbines reducing costs of energy through reliability and performance improvements to better ensure their commercial viability within the energy sector.

SgurrControl employees are proud of the quality of products and services we consistently deliver to our customers. 

SgurrControl are fully certified against the following standards:

  • International Standard for Quality Management, ISO9001:2008
  • International standard ISO14001:2004 for environmental management
  • The British Standard OHSAS18001:2007 for health and safety management