A union chief has slammed the UK Government’s flagship green recovery blueprint, describing it as “10 times too unambitious”.
The decision by the French company EDF to award London-based InfraStrata a contract for eight of the 56 foundation jackets for the NnG offshore wind farm has got a lot of people extremely excited.
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.
Scottish greenports will ‘level playing field’ with England on offshore wind work – Cromarty Firth boss
Creation of “greenports” will let Scotland compete with England for offshore wind manufacturing work, according to a Cromarty Firth boss.
The UK’s energy minister has reinforced that support for North Sea oil and gas is reliant on the sector “playing ball” in terms of decarbonisation.
The administrator appointed to Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) has said no redundancies are planned at this stage.
It is my unhappy lot to have two governments, neither of which I voted for and whose ideologies I do not like. But that’s democracy and I will survive it. How well the Scottish economy survives it is another question which the green energy recovery brings into focus.
At the start of last month, Scotland’s Just Transition Commission generated domestic headlines after criticising the Scottish Government’s handling of the BiFab crisis.
Scottish manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) has been placed into administration, the company has confirmed.
The company that owns Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) was "shocked" and "incredibly disappointed" when Scottish Government ministers pulled the plug on providing further financial support for the business, MSPs have been told.
The Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is understood to be on the brink of collapse with bosses considering calling in administrators.
The owner of troubled Scottish manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) has accused the Scottish Government of failing to deliver the financial support it promised when it took over the company.
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.