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Samsung Heavy Industries announces exit from Fife

The company responsible for building the world’s largest turbine at Methil Energy Park has announced its exit from Fife, The Courier has reported.

It was hoped Samsung Heavy Industries would eventually create 500 manufacturing jobs in the area.

Fife Council remains optimistic about talks to transfer the 7MW turbine and test bed at Methil to Glasgow-headquartered Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (Orec), a UK government-backed body promoting innovation in offshore renewables.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has blamed Westminster for deterring investment in offshore wind, but said Scotland still had a bright future in renewable energy.

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