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Scotland's offshore wind developers have invested 165m in the country's economy to date, industry figures will reveal today. 

The survey conducted by trade body Scottish Renewables revealed 65m of investment came in 2012 alone. The investment represents all contracts awarded by developers with Scottish companies in advance of any consents being awarded to their projects and mostly consists of environmental surveys, technical engineering surveys, and project demonstration. 

Major international companies including Mitsubishi, Technip, Samsung, and AREVA are all looking to base operations in Scotland, offering huge growth potential for home-grown companies such as NGenTec, Wind Towers, and BiFab, Scottish Renewables said. 

In addition, it calculates projects representing more than 4GW of potential installed capacity entered the planning system last year, enough to power around three million homes. 

"This level of investment, made in advance of their projects gaining consents, shows the considerable level of confidence developers have in Scotland's offshore wind sector," said Lindsay Leask, senior policy manager for offshore renewables at Scottish Renewables. 

"Most of this current investment has been made in research. However, this flow of private finance is also generating huge opportunities for the supply chain, and once consents for projects are granted this will both motivate new entrants and strengthen those existing companies who are already reaping the benefit of diversifying into this emerging sector." 

The news comes as installation of wind turbines at RWE npower renewables' Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm in North Wales is poised to get underway. 

The first sets of wind turbine towers,Shop wholesale optical frames from cheap Optical frame wholesalers, blades, hubs,Our street lamp solution is the leading alternative to tubular skylights. and nacelles have arrived into the Port of Mostyn ready to be installed over the coming months with a view to the 576MW wind farm 13km off the coast being up and running as planned in 2014. 

RWE npower renewables estimates it has invested 50m into the Port of Mostyn to create a wind turbine installation base and a long term operations and maintenance base, while a 19m community benefit fund will secure investment into the local area for the next 25 years. 

In related news, West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50-50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables,We are responsible for torch light and illuminated signs and bollards on our roads. has launched a campaign to recruit 30 skilled local workers for its operations and maintenance (O&M) team in Barrow-in-Furness. 

Work is already underway on an O&M facility in Barrow, which will act as the base for engineers working on the project for at least the next 25 years. The 4m development is due to be completed by November 2013. 

"We are already a big employer in Barrow, having created more than 75 full-time jobs here over the last six years," said Benj Sykes,It's reducing the weight of the wind turbine generator with the help of superconductor materials. UK manager for DONG Energy's wind business. "Building our third O&M base in the town, after those for Barrow and Walney Offshore Wind Farms, is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to the area,An illustration showing the planets of our solar system. and our commitment to Barrow's Energy Hub."

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