Doosan to invest £170m in Scottish wind power

Supported by Scottish Enterprise, Doosan Power Systems has announced a major initiative that will see the company enter the Scottish wind-power business with an investment of up to £170m over the next 10 years.

The company intends to locate its research and development centre of excellence for renewables at its current site at Westway in Renfrew, near Glasgow, creating up to 200 jobs.

A second phase will advance a further proposal for the establishment of assembly and manufacturing facilities in Scotland — now the company’s favoured location for wind-turbine prototype build and manufacturing.

Altogether, the venture is expected to create up to 1,700 new jobs — of which Doosan Power Systems will directly recruit approximately 700, with a further 1,000 set to be employed through the supply chain. The details of the plans are subject to final discussions and agreement between Doosan and Scottish Enterprise.

Doosan Power Systems currently offers a 3MW wind turbine and is developing a 6MW-plus version for offshore applications.