Mitsubishi to open £100m renewable energy centre

06 Dec 2010
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Mitsubishi to open £100m renewable energy centre

Carmaker Mitsubishi has announced that it is to invest £100 million on a centre to examine renewable energy technologies.

The manufacturer revealed that the move will safeguard 25 jobs and create 30 high-end engineering positions in Edinburgh.

It added that as many as 200 jobs in renewable energy could be created at the new facility over the next five years as it expands.

First minister of Scotland Alex Salmond explained that the investment by the carmaker shows that the government, Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise are doing all they can to boost the future of clean energy in the country.

"Scotland is a leader in the development of clean green energy and boasts a world-class research and development base that is pioneering technologies that will have a global impact on combating climate change," he said.

Mr Salmond added that the decision by the manufacturer to build the centre in Scotland shows how the renewable energy revolution is gathering pace.

Mitsubishi creates cars such as the Lancer, the Shogun, the Colt and the Outlander. 

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