The Scottish Government has been urged to ensure BiFab workers have long-term livelihoods, and not just a short-term salvation.
Green MSP Mark Ruskell made the call as he demanded action to make the renewables sector more competitive in light of the recent financial crisis at the Fife-based company.
He was backed by Labour MSP Claire Baker, who said Fife Energy Park at Methil could become the heartbeat of Scotland’s green energy revolution.
The comments came as economy secretary Keith Brown revealed a loan of up to £15 million was being made available to BiFab to save it from administration.
The MSPs said they welcomed the Scottish Government’s intervention, which helped safeguard than 1,000 Fife jobs, and praised the dedication of the employees who worked without guarantee of pay.
However, Mr Ruskell added: “The Scottish Government needs to ensure funds are specifically available to the offshore renewables supply chain to support cost reduction so we can ensure that workers at BiFab have long-term livelihoods rather than short-term salvation.”
Mrs Baker said BiFab was a vital part of the Fife economy and was crucial to Methil and Burntisland.
“We must now work to secure the long-term future of these yards,” she said.