Samsung test site gets government backing

Scottish Enterprise has pledged £6m to assist Samsung Heavy industries in building an offshore wind turbine testing centre near Fife.

Samsung has indicated that it will spend £100m on the site to improve turbine efficiency and reliability.

Scottish finance secretary John Swinney told the BBC:  “Today’s announcement marks a significant step forward in establishing a globally competitive supply chain for the offshore wind industry. Not only will this provide a much needed boost to our economy, it will also provide job opportunities for people in our local communities.”