Anxious workers at Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) have been “left in the dark” over their future despite a job-saving contract announcement last month, according to a Scottish trade union. EDF Renewables confirmed in November that BiFab would fabricate “at least” eight foundation turbine jackets on the 54-turbine Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project. A further deal for the manufacture of up to 150 turbine pin piles is also understood to be up for grabs. But despite claims BiFab’s Canadian owner DF Barnes is “very close” to a deal with project contractor Saipem, no contract has yet been agreed. It also comes amid widespread job losses at the firm’s Arnish yard on the Isle of Lewis. BiFab secured a contract for the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm that created more than 100 jobs and revitalising the Lewis facility back in March. But as work on the Moray project nears completion, a further eight workers are set to go this week at the site – leaving BiFab with a skeleton staff of 10 before Christmas.
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