Fife Renewables Innovation Centre opens its doors

Published: 26 Apr 2013 13:500 comments

Fife Renewables Innovation Centre at Energy Park Fife is now open for business after Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Rt. Hon. Edward Davey MP, who is pictured above, officially cut the ribbon before a group of guests and the Scottish media on April 18.

Keynote speakers at the Methil business park's opening event included Fife Council's senior manager for Business & Employability Robin Presswood, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Niall Stuart, Scottish Enterprise's business infrastructure director Allan McQuade and Bifab managing director John Robertson.

Chan-Hee Son, project director at Samsung Heavy Industries, who is also pictured and is one of the centre's newest occupants, was on-hand to talk about the Korean company's Offshore Wind Demonstrator project while managing director of Energy Project Management Paul Trayner gave a talk on the firm's new Flumill Tidal Device.

Commenting on the new centre, which was developed with a collective investment of £2,965,000 from Fife Council and the European Regional Development Fund, Davey said: "This is a superb example of Fife leading the way in attracting investment, encouraging innovation and creating jobs in the renewable energy sector.

"Not only is Fife responding to the fast growing demands of renewable energy, it's creating the best environment for businesses to develop."

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