Scotland’s biggest energy firm will create 250 renewable energy jobs in Glasgow, the BBC has reported.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) plans to develop wind and marine energy schemes at a new centre of excellence to be established in the city, a move hailed by the Scottish first minister Alex Salmond.
The project, developed with the University of Strathclyde, will include design, engineering, project management, procurement and monitoring of the company’s renewable energy sites across Europe.
The workers will be highly paid, with the average salary of the workforce expected to be more than £50,000.
Salmond said: “This initiative positions Glasgow at the epicentre of a key strand of 21st century engineering, just as the city dominated the engineering ages of the past.”