A troubled engineering firm which has been offered a £15m loan by the Scottish government is being sued over “substantial outstanding payments”. Fife-based BiFab, which employs 1,400 people, was saved from administration by the government move last year. It now faces legal action from one of its business partners, German firm EEW. Both companies have been working on contracts for the £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm in the Outer Moray Firth. A spokesman for EEW, which specialises in making large-diameter steel pipes, confirmed the legal action but said no further comment could be made on ongoing proceedings. BiFab, which has yards in Burntisland in Fife and on Lewis, reached an agreement with business partners in November to receive payments to alleviate its “immediate cash flow issues”.
BBC 24th Jan 2018 read more »