Gamesa's Offshore Wind Technology Centre at Strathclyde Business Park in Scotland officially opened Wednesday. The center currently employs 40 engineers and expects to employ more than 100 workers by the end of the year. Work at the center is dedicated to the design and development of Gamesa's G14X-6-7 MW offshore wind turbine.
In addition, Gamesa has signed a strategic research partnership agreement with the University of Strathclyde for a research cluster in the doctoral training center for wind energy systems.
‘As a leading international technological university, Strathclyde is committed to working in close partnership with the industry to deliver solutions to global energy challenges,’ says Jim McDonald, principal of the University of Strathclyde and co-chair of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board.
The center is supported by 1.5 million pounds of regional selective assistance funding from the Scottish government.