All of the turbine jackets for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm will be fabricated thousands of miles from the North Sea despite a Government-supported bid by Fife’s BiFab. BiFab has failed to win any work on the multi-billion pound Seagreen offshore wind farm project, located just a few miles from its yards in Burntisland and Methil. A Chinese yard will fabricate 84 of the 114 turbine jackets for the project, which will then be shipped to the North Sea. The Scottish Government campaigned for BiFab to win the work, but operator SSE Renewables said the gap between BiFab’s submission and the foreign rivals was “too significant to close”.
Energy Voice 19th Sept 2020 read more »
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Hundreds of jobs could be created on the South Humber Bank after an international manufacturer in the offshore wind supply chain selected Able Marine Energy Park for a UK base. South Korean monopile producer SeAH is looking to create 400 jobs at the North Killingholme site, after confirming its intention to establish a facility. One of the leading pipe manufacturers in the world, it would bring the first such production to the UK.
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