Mitsubishi to create 100 jobs in capital

Japanese giant Mitsubishi has confirmed that it is to create 100 jobs in Edinburgh at a plant that will develop a new type of generator for wind turbines.

The firm said in 2010 that it was to invest £100 million in an engineering facility in the city to carry out research into offshore wind turbine technology. At the time, Mitsubishi said up to 200 jobs could be created.

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Yesterday’s announcement was made as Prime Minister David Cameron began an official visit to Japan.

Mr Cameron said that Mitsubishi’s decision was “a huge boost” to the Scottish economy and a vote of confidence in the UK’s research and development sector.

He said: “It’s fantastic news that it will create over 100 jobs in Scotland, with the potential for many more in the supply chain.”