Burntisland Fabrications is bidding for several contracts that it hopes could sustain employment for its workforce. The company, known as Bifab, has bid for work in sectors including petrochemicals, renewables and oil and gas. If it secures some of those contracts it is likely to retain its existing staff of about 1,000 people – most of whom are hired through agencies – even though its contract to make foundation structures for turbines at the £2.6 billion Beatrice offshore wind farm will come to an end in the next few weeks. The engineering company almost went into administration in November after a dispute with Seaway Heavy Lifting, the main contractor on Beatrice, affected its cashflow. Intervention from the Scottish government and the offer of a loan of up to £15 million helped to resolve the situation.
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