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SE and Japan’s Marubeni in joint green energy plan

Adrian Gillespie and Yoshiaki Yokota

Adrian Gillespie and Yoshiaki Yokota (pic: contributed)

Scottish Enterprise has signed an agreement with the Marubeni Corporation of Japan to explore opportunities in floating offshore wind and green hydrogen.

They will pursue collaborative ventures in a number of areas including the establishment of supply chain management and sharing knowledge.

The two parties agreement signed at an Memorandum of Understanding at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, which was attended by Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Michael Matheson.

Adrian Gillespie, CEO of Scottish Enterprise said: “Scotland has strong trade and investment links with Japan, particularly in key sectors such as renewable energy.

“This MoU with Marubeni will strengthen our valued relationship and support Scotland’s net zero ambitions.  We look forward to working with Marubeni to develop our long-term partnership.”

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