23 Mar '12, 11am

Gamesa choose Leith for wind turbine factory. Great news for green economy.

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa today gave a huge vote of confidence to the UK offshore wind industry by announcing their plans to build a major manufacturing facility in Leith which will produce the giant wind turbines that are set to be built around the British coast. The project could be worth up to €150m Euros of investment (around £125m) and is expected to support over 800 direct jobs. The new factory is expected to make the enormous blades for wind turbines – which can be longer than an Olympic swimming pool – as well as the generator units that sit at the top of the turbine. Along with their Research and Development centre in Glasgow and their offshore wind HQ in London, this announcement shows Gamesa’s commitment to establishing the UK as the main focus of their worldwide offshore wind business. Welcoming Gamesa’s announcement, Prime Minister David Cameron said: "...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_028/pn12_...

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