Former prime minister Gordon Brown is urging energy giant EDF to honour a commitment to make vital parts for a new wind farm in Scotland - rather than have the work carried out thousands of miles away.
Neart na Gaoithe (NnG)
Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem is understood to have tabled the winning bid for a multi-million Scottish wind farm project, with local construction firm BiFab losing out on another major deal.
EDF Energy’s new renewables arm is looking to add more jobs in the north-east and Highlands as it ramps up its projects there.
Developer EDF Renewables announced last night it has received Marine Scotland consent to adapt the design of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm.
Energy giant EDF Renewables is rumoured to be floating a substantial stake in the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm.
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.
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.
Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that work from a huge offshore wind farm off the Fife coast could revitalise troubled firm BiFab.
The Scottish division of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has hit out against a study published today on the risk to seabirds through collision with offshore wind turbines, calling the findings a "very optimistic interpretation of data".