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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09842: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the £8.9 million being invested at the manufacturing centre at the former Doosan Babcock factory at Westway, Renfrew; which organisations will benefit from the investment; how much they will receive, and what they will use the support for.

Answered by: Keith Brown 4 July 2017

The £8.9m being invested in the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre over the period 2017-20 consists of £3.9m from the Scottish Government, £3.4m from Scottish Enterprise and £1.6m from the University of Strathclyde. This will support the University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre to establish, manage and run the Centre for the benefit of Scottish companies in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and renewables to develop lightweight products and components.