The former Bi-Fab yard at Arnish is keeping “very busy” with two contract wins for the Hinkley C nuclear power station and for Italian energy services firm Saipem.
Isle of Lewis
The New Year is a time for staying close to home so, in that spirit, I will take a look at some energy-related issues that affect the Western Isles and will come to a head in 2022.
The former Bi-Fab fabrication yard at Arnish has landed its first external contact since being taken over by Harland and Wolff earlier this year.
There are positive signs that Arnish could soon be in line for work after details were shared of upgrades carried out at the yard.
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.
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.
A community-owned wind farm charity has announced it will use all its free cash for this year to set up a pandemic support fund for the local community.
Four crofting townships in the Western Isles hope to take advantage of the near-£600 million auction in their plans to develop community-owned wind farms.
A blighted oil rig was being prepared for its journey out of the Western Isles yesterday as gales battered the whole of Scotland.
Work has begun to raise four of the primary anchors of the Transocean Winner rig in anticipation of moving it onto the Hawk transport ship.
A public meeting will be held next week to provide information on the final stages of an operation to move the Transocean Winner rig from Lewis.
The offshore giant at the centre of a rig grounding drama could be poised to breathe fresh life into a deserted fabrication yard.
Four additional giant anchors are being laid to secure a 17,600 tonne oil rig which has been refloated after running aground in the Western Isles.
On Monday August 8th at around 7.30am, the Transocean Winner rig became grounded off the Isle of Lewis. Here's what we know so far about the incident.
Tens of thousands of litres of diesel fuel are believed to have spilled into the ocean from an oil rig that ran aground on the Western Isles.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said final preparations are being made to put a small team of salvors on board the grounded Transcoean Winner off the Isle of Lewis.