Fife renewables

by agwelch

Article that appeared in both Energy Engineering and Offshore Wind Engineering addressing the emergence of Fife as a renewables industry hub


With an increasing number of companies working across a variety of renewable energy sectors now calling Fife home, the region is swiftly establishing itself as the renewables hub of both Scotland and the UK as a whole; new developments attracting renewables start-ups exist alongside well-established heavy engineering companies.

In the ports of Methil and Rosyth, BiFab and Babcock respectively are both extending their facilities to meet the engineering requirements of Round Three offshore wind projects. Meanwhile, the Fife-council supported Energy Park, also in Methil, hosts the Hydrogen Office, a £4.7 million demonstration and research facility powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology, and the recently opened Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), an incubator facility for start-up businesses and small companies looking to enter the renewable energy sector.

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