Owners of troubled Scottish firm Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) have claimed the company was effectively shut out of a £200 million wind turbine contract – despite being the lowest bidder for the project.
Belgian firm Smulders has been officially announced as the successful bidder for the lion's share of the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm jackets contract.
The Scottish Government has vowed to convene a summit after issues over fairness were exposed in the Moray East offshore wind farm contract procurement process.
The Belgian firm responsible for tender decisions on a giant Moray Firth wind project has consolidated its business.
‘Enormous implications’ for Scotland if BiFab shut out of contracts, former UK energy minister warns
A former UK energy minister has warned of the “enormous implications” to Scottish manufacturing if BiFab are left out in the cold, as the Moray East contract saga continues to run and run.
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.
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.
Construction is underway at the Hornsea Project One development, soon to be the biggest wind farm in the world.
Geosea has been named as the supplier for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) for the Moray East Wind Farm development.