A long-awaited decision to connect wind farms in the Western Isles to the grid has been welcomed as a “hugely significant milestone” that will “unlock vast renewable potential” in the area.
Fabricator Harland & Wolff (H&W) (LON: HARL) has cancelled diversification plans that would see it become a renewables developer, and will focus instead on its core markets of fabrication and maritime work.
Fabrication firm Harland and Wolff (LON: HARL) has announced the appointment of a new board member.
Offshore construction firm Harland and Wolff has completed its first contract at Arnish after acquiring the yard last year.
The former Bi-Fab yard at Arnish is keeping “very busy” with two contract wins for the Hinkley C nuclear power station and for Italian energy services firm Saipem.
Stornoway Port Authority has awarded the £49 million contract for construction of its new multi-purpose deep water terminal to building and civil engineering firm McLaughlin and Harvey.
Harland and Wolff (LON: HARL) is involved in “several negotiations” with companies looking to leverage its renewables fabrication capabilities.
Scotland is missing out on offshore wind farm jobs while English yards are “booming”, says a former SNP government minister.
The former Bi-Fab fabrication yard at Arnish has landed its first external contact since being taken over by Harland and Wolff earlier this year.
The owner of fabrication yards in Arnish on Lewis and Methil, Fife has launched a search for a new chairman after the company announced the current incumbent was stepping down from the role.
There are positive signs that Arnish could soon be in line for work after details were shared of upgrades carried out at the yard.
InfraStrata is hoping to raise more than £13 million having recently secured a major fabrication contract for a Scottish offshore wind farm.
Campaigners on the Isle of Lewis are calling for “safeguards and guarantees” that the Arnish yard will benefit from future work secured by its new owners.
Western Isles councillors are confident that Burntisland Fabrications’ (BiFab) decision to call in administrators will “free up” the firm’s Lewis yard, making it available for new operators to move in.
A mothballed yard currently on lease to Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) should be “separated” from the firm “as soon as possible”, according to a Western Isles council leader.
A former UK energy minister has called on the Scottish Government to “come clean” about the terms of a lease agreement for a mothballed BiFab yard on the Isle of Lewis.
A £160,000 repair and maintenance project is to be carried out on the quay at Arnish Point, near Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides.
On the Friday before Christmas, the last of 140 workers at the Arnish fabriction yard on Lewis were paid off.
Anxious workers at Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) have been “left in the dark” over their future despite a job-saving contract announcement last month, according to a Scottish trade union.
A fresh threat of job losses at a Western Isles fabrication plant was branded “an outrage” by shadow chancellor John McDonnell yesterday.
A new threat of redundancy hangs over workers at Burntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) yard in Arnish, according to unions Unite and GMB.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has raised hopes that major contracts and new investment could soon revive the near deserted Arnish yard on Lewis.
Union leaders say hundreds of workers at BiFab marine engineering yards are to be made redundant.
Concerns for jobs at the Arnish manufacturing yard in Lewis are growing as the site finishes its last big order amid a slump in oil and gas industry. Yard operator, Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), continues to chase orders and seek new work in a bid to stave off redundancies. At present, more than 40 personnel are estimated to be working at Arnish. Agency staff, making up about half that figure, are expected to be paid off soon.