Ignacio Gálan, Chairman of Iberdrola, which has a 20% stake in Gamesa, said: “Gamesa’s announcement today boosts Scotland’s role as a centre for the expanding offshore wind industry in the UK and abroad. We recently established our global headquarters for offshore wind projects in Glasgow, so the City is now very well placed to be a world leader in developing and delivering this new technology.
Galán, also Chairman of ScottishPower, said: “Scotland as a whole stands to benefit from the increasing employment opportunities and major investments that are being made in offshore wind power and other renewable technologies. Iberdrola is investing approximately £3bn in Scotland over the next two years, and significant sums will be dedicated to helping to drive forward the renewable energy industry.”
Notes to Editors:
Iberdrola is the largest wind energy company in the world (Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance)
Iberdrola created its global headquarters for offshore wind power in Glasgow in March 2010
In the UK, ScottishPower Renewables has 932 MW of installed wind power capacity, including the 322MW Whitelee Widfarm which is the largest onshore windfarm in Europe
ScottishPower Renewables is currently developing offshore energy projects in the UK totaling nearly 9GW, including co-development of the 7.2GW East Anglia Array
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