Work started today on a job-saving contract for nearly 90 workers at Burntisland Fabrication's (BiFab) Arnish yard.
A Middle East firm which was handed a multimillion-pound fabrication deal for a giant Moray windfarm has “suffered significant overall losses”, according to a new report.
Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) is "not operating on a level playing field", the First Minister of Scotland seemed to concede today.
The prospect of Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) receiving no work from two huge Scottish offshore wind project has been described as an "absolute scandal" by two of the country's biggest unions.
Burntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) hopes of winning a substantial portion of a huge north-east fabrication contract was hanging in the balance last night as it emerged a Belgian firm is tipped to take the lion share of the deal.
The Belgian firm responsible for tender decisions on a giant Moray Firth wind project has consolidated its business.
A deal set to secure 100 fabrication jobs at BiFab’s Arnish yard is “all but done”, it was revealed yesterday.
Confusion rained yesterday as a United Arab Emirates-based firm was handed a £160 million fabrication contract for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm.
Concern is mounting no decision will be made in time for Christmas on a potential lifeline renewables contract for BiFab.
The extent of the financial difficulties of Fife engineering firm BiFab have been revealed in newly filed company accounts.
Scottish fabrication firm BiFab will go head-to-head with a debt-ridden Spanish firm for the multi-million Moray East Offshore Windfarm contract, it was revealed yesterday.
The Canadian owners of BiFab have insisted that its three yards in Scotland are “100% ready” to deliver on big offshore wind contracts, after rumours had been circulating that they were “not fit for purpose”.
The BiFab saga has taken another turn as the Belgian company thought responsible for awarding fabrication contracts for the Moray East wind farm turned the spotlight back on the developer.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s letter to Belgian contractor DEME Group requesting that they “give back to the community” in terms of BiFab contracts has highlighted a potential crisis of confidence in the Scottish renewables supply chain.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown weighed in on the BiFab contracts row yesterday, writing a personal letter to the director of the Belgian company who could decide the Scottish firm’s fate.
A former UK energy minister living on the Isle of Lewis has intervened in a bid to halt any potential BiFab deal for the Moray East windfarm going to foreign firms.
The offshore wind industry “is getting a bit cutthroat” an industry expert has warned amid union fears that Scottish supply chain firms could miss out on contracts.
The Scottish Government has deflected criticism from the GMB and Unite unions by claiming it is trying to encourage offshore wind developers to use local suppliers.
Trade unions said today that the "great renewables rip off must stop now" following a "successful" trip to Canada to meet new BiFab owners DF Barnes.
The GMB and Unite trade unions said today that they will fly to Canada to meet BiFab owners DF Barnes for crunch talks with senior management.
A pledge of commitment by BiFab owner DF Barnes to all three Scottish yards "can only be good news", but the company will have to build a significant order pipeline, an offshore wind industry representative said.
A commitment to "support" all three Scottish yards has been pledged by the Canadian owners of BiFab today.
The biggest union involved in the “effective closure” of the BiFab yards in Scotland has branded the behaviour of owners “crazy” as it attempts to get clarity on jobs.
GMB Union has called the "effective" closure of BiFab yards a "dark day" for the Scottish economy as the core workforce is cut in a move that sees senior staff keep their posts.
The new owners of BiFab vowed yesterday there would be “no further redundancies” as they look to compete for big renewables contracts.