Today members representatives from Scottish Power, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Strathclyde, joined Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution to officially announce the start of construction.  The Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn MSP, was in attendance to mark the occasion and took part in the tour given by CCG, the principal contractor for the site.

Construction has started on a new technology centre in Cumbernauld that will test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in Great Britain. The National HVDC Centre, which will be the first of its kind in the UK, is due to open in 2017, creating eight new high-skilled jobs. The Minister for Employability and Training and the local MSP Jamie Hepburn MSP attended the ground-breaking ceremony to signal the start of the construction of the new centre. High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) is the most efficient way to transport electricity over long distances, and is particularly beneficial for Subsea transmission. Picture Shows; ?????????????????????????????????????, Cumbernauld, Thursday 01September, 2016. SEE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESS RELEASE @stuartnicolphotography.com