BiFab denies Firth of Forth contract claims

Claims that Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BIFab) is set to miss out in its bid for contracts in the Seagreen wind farm development in the Firth of Forth, have been firmly denied by the company.

A report in The Times last weekend claimed that BiFab was set to lose out on contracts in the development after SSE, which owns Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd and which has exclusive development rights from the Crown Estate for the area, awarded the contracts to other European companies.

But a spokesperson for BiFab said this week that the claims weren’t accurate and that the company remains in negotiations in relation to the development, and concluded: “…as long as the negotiations are on-going we remain optimistic for success.”

BiFab is jointly owned by Canadian industrial fabrication and manufacturing giant D F Barnes and the Scottish Government, which has a minority stake in the company.

BiFab delivers major fabrication works from yards in Fife and on the Isle of Lewis for the oil, gas and renewables sectors.

BiFab’s yard at Arnish on the Isle of Lewis was moth-balled at the end of last year after it completed its share of works on a BiFab contract for pin piles for the Moray Firth wind farm development.

SSE was approached for comment but none had been received at the time of going to press.

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