Gamesa set to pursue MoU to establish offshore base in UK

Gamesa is to pursue a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Leith aimed at agreeing detailed arrangements for the establishment of a major offshore manufacturing base in the UK.

Subject to MoU agreement, this would form an important part of Gamesa’s long-term strategic relationship with the UK and a commitment to establishing the UK as the centre of Gamesa’s global offshore wind operations.

Depending on market developments, this manufacturing base in the UK would eventually create about 800 jobs. Over time and subject to commercial opportunities, this would represent an initial investment of about €150m (£125m).