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Davey opens Fife Renewables Innovation Centre

Energy secretary Ed Davey and other local officials attend the opening of Fife Renewables Innovation Centre
Energy secretary Ed Davey and other local officials attend the opening of Fife Renewables Innovation Centre

The Fife Renewables Innovation Centre has been officially opened in Methil by energy secretary Ed Davey.

Located on Fife Energy Park, the £3m facility has been built to offer flexible and affordable business space to clients in the renewables sector with excellent in-house support.

The centre has already sold 50 percent of its office space to tenants involved in the design and installation of innovative clean power generation technologies including Samsung Heavy Industries, Hydrosphere and Reach Engineering.

The project has been developed with £2,250,000 of investment from Fife Council and £715,000 from the European Regional Development Fund.

Energy secretary Ed Davey said: “The centre is a superb example of Fife leading the way in attracting investment, encouraging innovation and creating jobs in the renewable energy sector. This benefits both Fife as well as the rest of the UK.

“Not only is Fife responding to the fast growing demands of renewable energy, they are creating the best environment for businesses to develop.  This location on the east coast of Scotland is excellent and the facilities offered at the Innovation Centre are ideal for any investor.”

Leader of Fife Council, councillor Alex Rowley, added: “There is no doubt the Fife Renewable Innovations Centre is key to future growth of our economy and I hope that other businesses grasp the opportunity to be a part of Methil’s success story.”