Scots engineering magnate McColl creates 100 new jobs at his wind-turbine factory in Finland

Moventas' new wind turbine factory in Finland was formally opened by Jim McColl from Clyde Blowers Capital.
Moventas’ new wind turbine factory in Finland was formally opened by Jim McColl from Clyde Blowers Capital.

Scots industrial magnate Jim McColl was among the VIP guests at the recent opening of the new Moventas factory in Finland.

Moventas – which manufactures gears for wind-turbine generators – is part of McColl’s Clyde Blowers Capital group and this new factory will create up to 100 new manufacturing jobs.

With the new Finnish factory, Moventas is able to develop more innovative products, and up-scale  production to meet demands from a number of global wind turbine manufacturers.

Jim McColl
Jim McColl

The corner stone of the expansion is the increased assembly and testing capacity for new and higher rated products. The expansion’s capacity is 3,850 m2 and includes a new state of art 7.5MW testing facility. The overall investment is €17 million and has been completed in co-operation with a municipally-owned real estate company.

At the moment, about 540 people work at Moventas of which 435 work in Finland. The new expansion can employ up to 100 new employees.

A Moventas spokesman added: “The expansion of the existing facility recognises the significant success we have had with our market leading product for large onshore wind turbines.

“This investment provides the future capability and capacity to ensure that Moventas is able to fully meet its growing customer demands and continue to be recognised as a technology leader within the wind-dustry.”

1 Jun 2018

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