A deal that will pave the way for major expansion at a Kintyre manufacturer of towers for wind turbines has been agreed. The £27m investment in the Campbeltown factory is expected to boost jobs at the plant and treble its capacity. The investment from Siemens comes five years after the site was saved from closure through a takeover by SSE and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The factory has recently been taken over by Korean firm CS Wind. The number of workers at the factory has recently risen from 135 to 170. That figure is expected to rise again to about 300 by the end of 2017.
BBC 8th July 2016 read more »
TWO wind farms, which will between them provide enough power for more than 60,000 homes, have been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.Economy Secretary Keith Brown granted permission for 18 turbines to go up in Cloich Forest, near Peebles, and also approved the 24 turbine Stranoch wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway. As well as providing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 26,968 homes, the Cloich Forest project, when completed, could generate community benefit funding of up to £6 million for the local area.
Scotsman 8th July 2016 read more »