Gamesa drops Dundee from factory shortlist

UK: Gamesa has dropped Dundee from the shortlist for its offshore manufacturing and operations and maintenance base.

In an update on the process, Gamesa said Hartlepool, England and Leith, on the east coasts of England and Scotland respectively, continue to be evaluated.

Gamesa said: "Dundee can’t accommodate Gamesa’s foreseen offshore requirements in terms of timescales and scope in order to achieve the company’s overall business plan objectives regarding the manufacture of our G11X-5.0MW and G14X-7.0MW offshore wind turbines."

In October last year, Gamesa announced plans to invest €150 million in the launch of a global offshore division in the UK.

The company's UK plans included basing the global headquarters for its offshore business in London, the launch of an R&D centre, a factory and O&M service centres at different ports around the country.