The UK and Scottish governments have no legal route to provide further financial support to Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), according to a joint statement from both sides.
More than half of the estimated £50bn investment for the UK government’s offshore wind plan is expected to go to overseas companies.
‘It sounds a bit scary, but it is exactly what we need’: Scottish Power chief on UK offshore wind target
The chief executive of Scottish Power has hailed the UK Government’s ambitious offshore wind plans, but raised concerns around the country’s ability to achieve them.
The Scottish Government cannot legally provide any more financial support to the struggling BiFab yards, Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.
In the UK and particularly in Scotland the oil and gas industry remains a major employer. It is also one of the very few providers of high value, high skilled jobs we have left and still offers a wide range of opportunities.
The Economy Secretary is being urged to be transparent over the decision making process which led to the Scottish Government withdrawing its support for Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab).
The Scottish Government has been urged to “pick up the phone” to Westminster and ask for support to secure the future of Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab).
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.
Scottish Government accused of being ‘deliberately misleading’ over Contracts for Difference criticism
A leading union has accused the Scottish Government of being “deliberately misleading” after it indicated that Westminster was to blame for supply chain firms north of the border missing out on offshore wind contracts.
Trade union leaders have urged Nicola Sturgeon not to give up on Scottish manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) as it “teeters on the brink of collapse”.
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.
The future of Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) now hangs in the balance after the Scottish Government confirmed it has pulled support for the firm.
The failure to bring even a fraction of the Seagreen windfarm contracts to Scottish yards is a scandal on several levels and politicians should unite to insist on a forensic inquiry into how it happened – yet again.
A £160,000 repair and maintenance project is to be carried out on the quay at Arnish Point, near Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides.
Renewable energy supply chain companies in Scotland need to level up their capabilities if they’re going to compete on a global scale, according to the developer behind the Kincardine Offshore Floating Wind Farm.
Unions, local business and industry representatives have joined forces to challenge what they call a “renewables scandal too far”, after supply chain firm BiFab failed to secure any contracts for a major offshore wind project.
All of the turbine jackets for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm will be fabricated thousands of miles from the North Sea despite a Government-supported bid by Fife’s BiFab.
STUC urges UK politicians to hold jobs “crisis summit” after string of losses in green energy sector
A leading union is calling on UK politicians to hold a “crisis summit” after a string of jobs losses in the renewables industry.
Scottish manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is likely to miss out on the bulk of the work for a North Sea wind farm project, which has changed hands in a multi-million pound deal.
Unions have urged Scottish Secretary Alister Jack MP to help create "desperately needed" jobs in the UK renewables sector by pushing Westminster to reform subsidy schemes for wind farms.
Going through old papers, as one does at times like these, I came across a story I wrote in the mid-1970s about the prospects for an oil refinery in Easter Ross. How time flies.
Further jobs are set to go at Fife-based manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) as it emerged that a potential life-saving wind farm contract for the firm could be delayed.
I agree with Scottish Government Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse on many things: the imperative to tackle the UK and Scotland’s climate emergency; the essential role deploying renewables plays in doing so; and the crucial need to achieve this roll-out at the lowest cost possible to energy consumers.
On the Friday before Christmas, the last of 140 workers at the Arnish fabriction yard on Lewis were paid off.
Troubled Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) will see its Arnish yard mothballed today despite accounts indicating the firm stemmed its haemorrhaging losses by over £42 million.