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Turbine Jobs for Stranraer
TO 450 JOBS could be secured if Stranraer becomes a wind turbine
emerged this week that potential benefits from the manufacture
and development of wind power equipment could be even greater
than first thought.
MSP Alasdair Morgan has received information which confirms
that Dumfries and Galloway has the potential to become a major
centre for the renewable energy industry, in production terms,
as well as research and development.
SNP member has received letters from two major wind turbine
companies, GE Wind Energy and Vestas (Celtic Wind Technology)
Ltd., both of whom say they are considering establishing manufacturing
operations in the Irish Sea area, including the Galloway coast.
hope is now that inward investment from wind turbine producers
could be far more significant that previously realised, as
Vestas have stated that a typical blade manufacturing facility
would employ up to 450 people at full production.
Wind Energy have said they may establish manufacturing bases
at one or more sites on the Irish Sea coast, with each facility
providing several hundred jobs.
company specifically mentions the Stranraer area as one of
the localities that should be further considered as a production