Spain's Gamesa plans investment in Scotland

20th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Spain's Gamesa, one of the world's top wind turbine groups, on Thursday announced plans to set up an offshore wind technology centre in Scotland, part of a potential investment of 50 million euros.

The group "has advanced its strategy to make the UK the core of its worldwide offshore wind business by proposing to set up its marine wind technology centre in Glasgow, Scotland," it said in a statement.

"Glasgow has been identified as the preferred location for the facility, subject to final agreements on financing. This could see the creation of 130 jobs in Scotland's largest city."

The company said it is also interested in developing an industrial base in the Dundee area of Scotland.

"If implemented successfully, Gamesa's offshore plan could represent an investment of 50 million euros (67 million dollars, 42 million pounds) in Scotland and create 300 direct jobs in the country."

The statement came three months after Gamesa announced it plans to base the global headquarters for its offshore business in Britain, where it expects to invest up to 150 million euros.

Gamesa has 30 manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States, China and India and an international workforce of more than 6,300 people.

© 2011 AFP

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