Thousands of jobs are in the pipeline under £40 million plans to create Scotland’s largest renewable energy hub in Edinburgh. Proposals by Forth Ports would see the development of a riverside marine berth capable of accommodating the world’s largest offshore wind installation vessels on a 175-acre site at the Port of Leith. The company claims the plans could create 1,000 direct, long-term jobs and 2,000 indirect jobs and have received backing from the Scottish Government local authority leaders as well as green industry figures.
Evening Standard 25th May 2021 read more »
A renewable energy hub on the Firth of Forth could create thousands of jobs in Edinburgh over the next few decades. Forth Ports is investing £40 million in infrastructure and facilities across 175 acres at the Port of Leith, including a deep-water quayside capable of accommodating the largest offshore wind installation vessels and heavy lifting equipment, and sites for the assembly and manufacturing of components and other parts of the supply chain. The company hopes that the construction work, which will support up to 200 jobs, can begin next year and be completed in 2023. Longer-term it believes that the site could be home to 1,000 workers directly and support about 2,000 more in supply chains around the country.
Times 26th May 2021 read more »
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