A new £50million centre aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of green technologies will be based in Glasgow, the UK Government announced yesterday.
The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (Orec) will have its headquarters at Strathclyde University, with a second base at the National Renewable Energy Centre in north-east England.
Orec will focus on technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power and is designed to bridge the gap between university research and full commercialisation.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Our offshore renewable sector can compete on a global scale and has huge potential for growth. If we can harness that, we will . . . create thousands of job opportunities.”