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Glasgow green freeport: Bid to create 30,000 new jobs submitted

By District Energy posted 06-22-2022 11:01


Glasgow World


The freeport proposal could attract £2.5 billion of capital investment and transform nearly 600 hectares of vacant and derelict land in key locations.

The bid for Clyde Green Freeport would generate a multi-billion pound boost for the Glasgow City Region economy and accelerate regional, national and UK net zero targets.

The formal bid has been submitted to the Scottish and UK governments by a partnership of Glasgow Airport, Peel Ports’ Clydeport, Mossend International Railfreight Park in North Lanarkshire and Glasgow City Region councils.

The Clyde Green Freeport would achieve net zero by 2040, and would include a new district heating system; waste to energy projects; renewable energy generation and projects to roll out green fuel for air, rail, road and sea transport within industries which have been dominated by carbon - including a new £1 billion hydrogen plant which could fuel 25% of Scotland’s HGVs.