The Scottish Government must invest in the BiFab yards if they are to secure future work in the renewable energy revolution, a senior Labour MP has warned. Lesley Laird, the shadow Scottish secretary, has written to Nicola Sturgeon to urge her to take action and make the investment required at the Fife fabrication sites to ensure they are competitive when tendering for contracts. Her letter comes ahead of a union-backed ‘Ready for Renewal’ rally, which will take place at the Scottish Parliament on Friday. It echoes comments from former prime minister Gordon Brown, who last month claimed SNP ministers had done “too little” to bring work to the Fife yards. Trade unions have previously warned that BiFab will miss out on contracts to manufacture turbine jackets for a planned wind farm, even though it will be located just 10 miles offshore from its Methil yard.
Scotsman 3rd July 2019 read more »
Given Aberdeen’s long-established position as Europe’s leading energy hub and its global reputation for energy project delivery, the energy transition is set to have a major impact on the local supply chain.
Energy Voice 3rd July 2019 read more »