Works start on offshore wind tower factory in Scotland

The construction of an offshore wind tower factory has officially started in Scotland. It is said to be the first of its kind in the UK. The facility, located in […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The construction of an offshore wind tower factory has officially started in Scotland.

It is said to be the first of its kind in the UK.

The facility, located in Argyll, is in for a £27 million funding boost after it was bought by South Korean manufacturer CS Wind.

That injection of money will see an increase in production capacity at the Campbeltown plant.

Around 160 new jobs are also expected to be created.

Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I warmly welcome this important collaboration, which will help to deliver on our aim for Scottish engineering and the wider renewables supply chain to capture a far greater share of the economic value arising from the construction phase of wind energy projects.”

Earlier this week, Swedish wind farm developer Vattenfall signed a deal with CS Wind UK to co-operate on future projects.