MSIP hopes battery ‘revolution’ will create hundreds of Dundee jobs


30th October 2020

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) in Dundee has placed itself at the heart of a battery “revolution” that could create tens of thousands of jobs in Scotland.

MSIP, based at the former Michelin tyre factory, intends to become a centre of excellence for battery and hydrogen technologies.

Among the first companies to come to the site this year are Arcola Energy, a specialist in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies who will create a manufacturing base that will employ up to 100 staff in the next three years.

MEP Technologies, which designs and manufactures high-technology battery systems for portable industrial storage and automotive electric vehicle systems, is also setting up at MSIP.

MSIP business development manager Colin Arnold said the MSIP vision is to host companies that can collaborate together in the field in a bid to increase the supply chain for battery manufacturing.

He said: “This is a massive opportunity for Scotland. Emissions regulations are being implemented globally, with Scotland setting among the most aggressive targets – that provides many opportunities for people who live here.

“Battery prices are tumbling down, they’re more reliable and more powerful, which is great for the transport sector.

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Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc Ltd. (MSIP)

Creating a new future for people, place and planet MSIP is an ambitious joint venture between Dundee City Council, Michelin, and Scottish Enterprise, created to drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy while addressing the global climate emergency.

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