Spanish Wind Power Company Gamesa has chosen the Edinburgh port of Leith to manufacture plants. This comes as a big boon for the local community as this eventually gives employment to over 800 people and thousands more as the supply chain.
There is also a research and development center of the company in Glasgow, which was established last year employing more than 60 engineers. The facility has been growing since then, and it is being speculated that the number of people would increase to over 180. The basic strategy of Gamesa is to source as many components as was commercially feasible through local supply chains.
In a MOU signed with Forth Ports, Gamesa showed plans of transforming the port of Leith into a renewable energy hub. The region has been going through turmoil due to delayed plans for widespread property developments on the Scottish capital's waterfront. Gamesa has plans to invest over _150m in the region to enhance the Scottish renewable industry.
Currently, there is only one turbine building site in Scotland, which is also going through financial burdens to carry on. This move would help Scotland come out of the Economic stress and prove to be an up-lifter of the current situation.