The news that Harland & Wolff has secured a contract with Scot Renewables to build a wind turbine has been welcomed.
DUP MLA Robin Newton East Belfast said it was good news for the company and the area..
East Belfast Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle added: “East Belfast has a proud industrial heritage which will be safeguarded by this type of project.”
Scotrenewables Ltd has picked the Belfast manufacturer to build the prototype of its tidal turbine.
Scotrenewables' project leader Mark Hamilton said: “We have chosen Harland & Wolff to construct the prototype because of their outstanding pedigree in the field of ship-building, offshore oil and gas and more recently offshore renewables. We look forward to completing construction at their facilities by the end of this year.”
H&W manufacturing manager Trevor McCormick said the company was delighted to be involved in the project.