Areva plans for Scotland plant

 
City A.M. Reporter
AREVA plans to locate its third European factory for producing offshore wind turbines in eastern Scotland, the French nuclear firm announced yesterday, in a boost for a UK industry hit recently by other firms putting energy plans on hold.

Areva signed a memorandum of understanding with Scottish Enterprise, a public body of the Scottish government, to build a factory producing five-megawatt (MW) turbines by 2015 or 2016.

Areva's Scottish plant will cater for offshore wind projects in Britain, which plans to build around 18 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2020.

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