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Wind turbine to bring jobs to WC

Trade & Industry Dept has partnered with a Spanish company to build a wind tower manufacturing plant.

FILE. Trade & Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - A new wind turbine factory in Atlantis could bring hundreds of jobs to the Western Cape.

The Department of Trade and Industry has partnered with the Spanish company Gestamp Renewable Industries, to build a R300 million wind tower manufacturing plant in Atlantis.

The plant was launched on Wednesday by Minister Rob Davies.

Project and plant manager Christiaan Botha says, "The purpose of the factory is to feed into the local market and assist the BTI with the local content, job creation and adjustment in the Atlantis area. We will create more than 200 permanent jobs."