ENERGY company Eon is backing plans for a manufacturing, logistics and energy centre on Scotland’s west coast.

Hunterston Port and Resource Centre, which includes one of the deepest ports on the UK’s west coast, is being developed by Peel Ports, one of the largest port groups in the UK.

The project has the potential for renewables facilities and innovative energy approaches.

Gary Hodgson of Peel Ports, said: “With Eon’s extensive experience in delivering reliable and lower carbon energy solutions for business we’re confident that we can bring together some of Scotland’s most energy-intensive industries with affordable and sustainable on-site power and heat generation, and transform the site into a strategic energy hub.”