The value of the Scottish Government’s multi-million stake in troubled manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrication (BiFaB) has diminished, according to new figures.
An Aberdeen-headquartered firm has agreed a multi-million deal to construct a ground-breaking new tidal turbine from its port-side facility in Dundee.
Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is to reopen its yard at Methil, Fife, and create 40 new jobs at the site.
Scotland's Economy Secretary has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about securing contracts for BiFab manufacturing, which he hopes will benefit the renewable energy industry.
Trade unions are to make the legal case for Scottish Government intervention in offshore wind jobs during a summit at Holyrood today.
A deal set to secure 100 fabrication jobs at BiFab’s Arnish yard is “all but done”, it was revealed yesterday.
Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that work from a huge offshore wind farm off the Fife coast could revitalise troubled firm BiFab.
Workers affected by the proposed deal to save Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) are being “left in the dark” as attempts to save the company drag on, union officials claim.
All the remaining shop floor workers at the Arnish yard in Stornoway lost their jobs yesterday as the last structure made at the plant was shipped away.
GMB Union boss have said they are not resigned to the closure of BiFab yards or the loss of jobs, but that next week’s Scottish Government meeting is make or break.
Engineering firm BiFab has notified staff and the Scottish Government of the potential for redundancies.
Scottish Green MSPs John Finnie and Mark Ruskell have today written to the government’s economic development agencies urging them to step up efforts to secure new orders in light of warnings that the BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and on Lewis could close by the end of June.
The Scottish Government has been urged to ensure BiFab workers have long-term livelihoods, and not just a short-term salvation.
In a statement to MSPs at Holyrood, Economy Secretary Keith Brown confirmed the loan amount being made available to Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) was around £15 million.
There is “very serious progress” being made in efforts to secure the future of a troubled engineering firm, a Scottish Government minister has said.
Alan Duncan, director of offshore wind consultancy Scotia Supply Chain and spokesman for NnG (Neart na Gaoithe) Offshore Wind Farm Coalition, discusses the challenges facing Scottish companies seeking growth within the burgeoning offshore wind sector.
Nicola Sturgeon is to return from a UN climate change conference earlier than planned to be available for talks over the future of the crisis-hit BiFab yards, the Deputy First Minister has told MSPs.