Business secretary Vince Cable has announced the location of a new green technology centre, which could lead to the creation of project management jobs.
After a £50 million investment, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will be set up at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a second base will be created at the National Renewable Energy Centre in the north-east of England.
It will seek to develop new renewable energy systems, with a focus on offshore wind, wave and tidal power, working in line with the Wave Hub and marine energy park in the south-west.
"Our offshore renewable sector can compete on a global scale and has huge potential for growth. If we can harness that we will generate billions of pounds for the economy whilst creating thousands of job opportunities at the same time," Dr Cable said at the launch of the centre.
It forms part of a network of Catapult centres, which already includes seven high value manufacturing centres and a cell therapy catapult, which will be set up later this year.