Hundreds of jobs to be created as new Methil yard owners sign new contract. Around 290 jobs are expected to be created thanks to a new contract involving the new owners of the former BiFab yard in Methil. Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited, its tier one service provider, Saipem, and InfraStrata, owner of Harland & Wolff, have announced that a contract has been signed for Harland & Wolff to carry out the fabrication and load-out of eight of the project’s wind turbine generator (WTG) foundation jackets. With work starting from July 1, 2021, Harland & Wolff will use its newly acquired Methil facilities for the fabrication work, creating around 290 direct and indirect Scottish jobs. Additional support may be provided as required by the company’s other facilities in Arnish, Appledore and Belfast with Saipem’s consent and should the need arise.
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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has announced a series of green investment proposals, saying Scottish workers must be given the best chance to manufacture offshore wind turbines. Speaking during a visit to Fife College, Rennie called for a Scotland-wide effort to scale-up capacity in order to compete for jobs and avoid Scottish firms missing out on work against foreign competitors.
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