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.
Energy Voice 23rd May 2019 read more »
The GMB union’s London region plans to put pressure on the Labour Party and Trades Union Congress to adopt measures to secure domestic supply chain jobs from renewables development in the country. One measure calls for each new project that is awarded a subsidy to agree to a high percentage of the supply chain to be sourced in the UK. An official register should be set up of all companies in the sector that are in receipt of public subsidies from household energy bills or from taxpayers. No company registered offshore in a tax haven would be eligible to be on the register to be paid subsidies,” GMB said.
Renews 23rd May 2019 read more »
A BRANCH of the GMB union has supported calls from the Scottish TUC to force EDF Renewables to keep their promises to bring wind farm fabrication work to BiFab in Fife. The London regional branch will submit a motion at the GMB annual conference in Brighton next month, calling for measures to ensure firms in the renewable energy sector are obliged – as a condition of subsidies they are paid – to have a UK-based supply chain for developing and running the industry. The motion will also call for workers who are directly employed, including those employed by contractors, to be covered by collective bargaining agreements.
The National 24th May 2019 read more »