Steel Engineering secures Samsung contract


Leading Scottish engineering company, Steel Engineering has been selected by Korean giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to deliver the offshore jackets and transition steelwork for a new wind turbine generator system, being developed at The Energy Park at Methil in Fife.

The contract award also includes additional on-site work after delivery.

Peter Breslin, Managing Director of Steel Engineering said:

“We operate in a highly competitive market and have worked extremely hard to secure such a ground-breaking contract for our company and our Scottish-based employees.

“It is a huge honour that a global giant like Samsung recognises our talent and has faith in our ability to manufacture and deliver. It underlines our ever-increasing reputation as a leading player in Scotland’s burgeoning renewable sector.

“Securing the contract is testament to our competitive pricing schedules and our on-going investment and commitment to the renewable energy sector, which has included the establishment of a renewable energy training academy to create a skilled workforce for the sector. A major contract like this will help fuel our ambitious expansion plans and is likely to boost future job creation in Renfrew and also in Fife.”

The £100m Samsung 7 Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine project was announced earlier this year by the First Minister and further reinforces Scotland’s place in the development of the next generation of offshore wind turbines.

Scotland is rapidly being regarded as the first base in Europe for renewable technology development and is fast becoming the European centre for research and development in new offshore wind technologies.