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Multi-million pound investment in manufacturing for British offshore wind industry

15 December 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK is responding to today’s announcement that CS Wind will build a new offshore tower manufacturing facility at Campbeltown in Scotland as a result of a multi-million pound investment by DONG Energy. The decision safeguards 70 jobs.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said:

Offshore wind is already delivering major economic benefits to the UK. Today’s news highlights the fact that this industry is creating highly skilled, sustainable jobs in Britain.

Offshore wind developers are committed to bringing industrial benefits to the UK. Building turbine towers in Britain is a big part of this.

Renewable energy is key part of the modern global economy, so the British offshore wind industry as a whole is looking just not at supplying innovative projects in UK waters, but also at opportunities to export around the world”.

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For further information, please contact:

  • Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, 0207 901 3012 or 07792 463 445
    Jennifer.Webber@RenewableUK.com

  • Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 0207 901 3013 or 07969 229913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

  • Adam Wentworth, Communications Officer, 0207 901 3038 or 07791 702702 Adam.Wentworth@RenewableUK.com

    Notes:

  1. Full details on the announcement can be found here

  2. RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 430 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.

  3. The largest offshore wind event ever to take place in the UK will run from 6th-8th June 2017 at ExCel London. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is a joint event from RenewableUK and WindEurope, the trade associations representing wind in the UK and Europe. http://offshorewind2017.com/


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