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French focus on Scotland

More wind turbine-related jobs could be coming to the east of Scotland, with interest from a French firm.

More wind turbine-related jobs could be coming to the east of Scotland, with interest from a French firm.

INDUSTRY experts and community leaders in Methil are ‘regarding’ with interest an announcement from a leading French firm.

Areva, one of Europe’s biggest offshore energy players, declared on Monday it would be locating its UK turbine manufacturing site in Scotland, possibly creating around 750 jobs.

The firm is looking at the east of Scotland and the Forth estuary, although the Mail understands confirmation on a site is not expected until next year.

There is also speculation on whether the Energy Park at Methil – if chosen – would be big enough to accommodate the Gallic giants along with existing operations, such as BiFab and the proposed Samsung test turbine project.

Levenmouth councillor David Alexander, however, reckoned Methil had a number of advantages and hoped it might be selected.

 
 
 

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