Unions have urged Scottish Secretary Alister Jack MP to help create “desperately needed” jobs in the UK renewables sector by pushing Westminster to reform subsidy schemes for wind farms. It comes after The Times reported BiFab was set to miss out on contracts for the £5.7 billion Seagreen project, off the east coast of Scotland, for a second time. The report said work originally awarded to China was being reallocated to European yards by project operator SSE. SSE denied a decision had been made, claiming the contract for the fabrication of the foundations was still being negotiated. In a joint letter, co-signed by GMB Scotland’s Gary Smith and Unite Scotland’s Pat Rafferty, unions called for urgent reform of the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) arrangements.
Energy Voice 27th May 2020 read more »