Western Isles council leader hopeful BiFab collapse will “free up” Arnish yard for future use. Western Isles councillors are confident that Burntisland Fabrications’ (BiFab) decision to call in administrators will “free up” the firm’s Lewis yard, making it available for new operators to move in.
Energy Voice 4th Dec 2020 read more »
THE renewables manufacturer run from Canada seen as a key part of the future of Scotland’s wind farm revolution is being put into administration. It comes after the Scottish Government did a u-turn in backing struggling Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) which had been believed to be on the brink of financial collapse.
Herald 3rd Dec 2020 read more »
The troubled manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications is to go into administration with state investment of £37 million unlikely to be recovered. There are thought to only be about 30 people still employed by the company as its yards in Burntisland and Methil, Fife, as well as Arnish, Lewis, have been mothballed after it failed to secure work to build structures for offshore wind turbines. Its board has blamed Holyrood for failing to provide financial guarantees needed for it to secure contracts as well as being unable to compete on the prices offered by state-backed operations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Times 3rd Dec 2020 read more »
STRUGGLING engineering firm BiFab entered administration yesterday, with owners DF Barnes blaming the Scottish Government for the collapse. But ministers said they had done as much as they could without breaching strict state aid rules. BiFab, which has yards in Fife and on Lewis, had to be rescued by the Scottish Government in 2017. It was then sold a year later to Canadian firm DF Barnes. The firm had been preparing to put up to 500 employees back to work on a wind turbine scheme when it emerged ministers could no longer provide financial support.
The National 4th dec 2020 read more »
A South Tyneside firm has won a duo of contracts totalling £5.5m to manufacture equipment used in the offshore renewable energy industry. Metec UK has won a pair of multi-million pound contracts to make sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion, used in the offshore renewable energy industry. Established in 2017, Metec UK, which has manufacturing facilities in South Shields and Tunisia, specialises in the manufacture of corrosion protection for high value subsea assets.
Bdaily 3rd Dec 2020 read more »