Green industries and Northern Ireland’s economic future

Today it was announced the Harland and Wolff shipyard in partnership with an international waste management company are bidding to get a license for the environmentally-friendly dismantling of aged ships and oil rigs. Also the shipyard has recently completed an offshore wind-farm and manufacture of a wave-energy prototype generator. The battle against climate change, the development of alternative energy sources and recycling offer a clear opportunity for the development of new industries. The light engineering skills that still remain strong in Northern Ireland and the strong research base at Queens could provide a good launch pad for more such developments. Should targeting this growing market be a central plank of future economic development policy?
It was also announced that an Indian based multi-national plans to open its first European based call centre in Northern Ireland with the promise of 1000 jobs.

Living History 1968-74

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