A Fife MSP is calling on the Scottish Government to facilitate discussions with as many key stakeholders as possible to save jobs at Burntisland Fabrication.
The engineering company, which employs around 600 people in sites in Fife and Lewis, is reportedly close to calling in administrators.
Green MSP Mark Ruskell wants ministers to provide assistance to the renewable energy company in taking up Seaway Heavy Lifting’s offer “to support BiFab’s workforce”.
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP, Mark Ruskell said: “Given the statement from Dutch contractor SHL that it is ‘keen to support BiFab’s workforce’, I’d urge the Scottish Government to continue dialogue with the company to ensure that the maximum amount of support is given from as many stakeholders as possible.
“I’d hope that ministers will continue to raise concerns with all key stakeholders and include dialogue with the Dutch government in their efforts to find a way through this impasse. It’s not in the renewable industry sector’s interest for BiFab to go into administration. Therefore, all angles need to be covered in attempts to safeguard these valuable jobs in Fife and in other parts of Scotland.”
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