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7 March 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders


31 July 2018 Business & Finance

GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for. 

11 May 2018 Business & Finance

A number of consented offshore wind projects present a big opportunity to get BiFab back on its feet, according to the Scottish Government. BiFab was acquired by Canadian JV Driver in April as part of the government’s intervention to save the Fife-based company, however, it still needs new contracts to secure its future operation. 

17 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Canadian company JV Driver, through its subsidiary DF Barnes, has acquired BiFab as part of an agreement brokered by the Scottish Government to support new opportunities at BiFab’s renewables and marine fabrication and construction yards in the UK.

13 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment

Some 260 workers at the BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and Arnish, Scotland, will be made redundant and the yards will be completely closed by the end of June if no new contracts are secured, Unite Scotland reports. 

20 November 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to the Beatrice offshore wind project, JCE Offshore, have provided a financial package that will make sure BiFab completes its Beatrice contract, while the Scottish Government continues working with the company and the involved trade unions to find a way to keep the manufacturing sites busy after the Beatrice work is done.

16 November 2017 Business & Finance

The trade unions supporting BiFab workers have called on SSE to ‘rein in’ the contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) and save 1,400 jobs in Fife and Lewis. On 16 November, SSE issued a statement saying that, as a 15% shareholder of BiFab, it is willing to play its part in a recovery package supported by and involving all shareholders.

15 November 2017 Business & Finance

The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise are in discussions with all relevant parties in the BiFab case, with the Government looking to save the company and hundreds of jobs at BiFab facilities in Scotland.

14 November 2017 Business & Finance

Production problems and cost overruns related to the Beatrice jacket foundations order are at the root of financial issues that the Scottish company BiFab is currently facing, resulting in its staff coming to work as usual despite the company having no money to pay their wages, just so the Beatrice order placed by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) could be kept at BiFab.

14 November 2017 Business & Finance

The BiFab management informed trade unions on 13 November that there was no money to pay the wages of their staff. Problems that led BiFab to being a few steps away from going into administration have emerged from a dispute over payments with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), who awarded BiFab with the fabrication of 26 Beatrice jacket foundations. 

13 November 2017 Business & Finance

BiFab is facing a critical cash position due to a challenging situation regarding its ongoing contracts for the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Given the circumstances, the company’s directors have filed a Notice of Intention to Appoint Administrators, however they hope a solution could be found and BiFab would not need to go into administration.

9 March 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Teesside-headquartered Francis Brown Ltd has won a contract to fabricate 26 steel boat landings for the wind turbines that will be located at the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm.

21 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

UK Export Finance (UKEF) yesterday informed that it had helped BurntIsland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab) access finance to meet the terms of the contract for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, awarded to the UK steel structures fabricator by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) in June 2016.

16 June 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update


4 December 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update


27 May 2019 Wind Farm Update


14 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update


20 June 2018 Wind Farm Update

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), using its vessel Oleg Strashnov, installed the 77th jacket foundation at the Beatrice site on 20 June, according to some media posts from those involved in the project, following the project’s Notice to Mariners from 18 June that reported 76 jackets being in place.

13 March 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

The UK-based Wescott Industrial Services has completed the preparation and coating of the steel surfaces for the Siemens Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM) to be used on the Beatrice offshore wind farm.

6 February 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The first Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) has left Rosyth and is on its way to the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.

5 February 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Seaway Heavy Lifting has installed the first of the two jacket foundations for the Siemens Offshore Transformer Modules on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.