US conglomerate General Electric is in talks to set up a wind turbine factory on the UK’s north-east coast, creating at least 3,000 roles and delivering the government an early victory in its drive to develop green jobs in former industrial areas. Three locations are competing for the GE facility.
FT 19th Nov 2020 read more »
SCOTTISH Hydroelectric owner SSE has said it can play a key part in the green recovery and defended the support it has provided for the supply chain after coming under fire from the Scottish Government. Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop recently criticised SSE for awarding work on the £3 billion Seagreen windfarm that will be built off Scotland to overseas firms rather than Fife-based Burntisland Fabrications (Bifab).
Herald 19th Nov 2020 read more »
A Scottish manufacturing firm has snapped up a multi-million pound contract to support construction work for a major North Sea wind farm. PCT Group will supply 54 davit cranes for use in fabricating the turbines for the 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) development, which will be located around 10 miles off the Fife coast. Italian firm Saipem awarded the £3 million contract to the Glasgow-based firm following a global tender. The deal was backed by government body UK Export Finance (UKEF), which footed 80% of the advance payment bonds PCT was required to supply upfront. Saipem, which is the lead contractor for the installation of the wind turbine’s foundations and deck platforms, will ship the cranes to Indonesia where they will complete the construction.
Energy Voice 20th Nov 2020 read more »