A contractor for a major Moray Firth wind farm project has been accused of shutting out UK workers in favour of “cheap foreign labour”. Contracts seen by Energy Voice, the Press and Journal’s sister website, indicate a number of non-EU nationals on Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL’s) Stanislav Yudin crane vessel have been earning below the national minimum wage. SHL has denied allegations of underpaying foreign workers on the SSE-operated Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project. But Liam Wilson, an inspector for the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), described the situation as “mind-blowing” and “effectively slave labour”.
Press & Journal 27th Oct 2018 read more »
A new offshore windfarm’s operations centre is set to be built in Fraserburgh. It’s claimed the windfarm, due to built in the Moray Firth by 2022, will be able to “meet the needs of 40% of Scotland’s households”. Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, known as ‘Moray East’, announced proposals on Friday to construct the windfarm’s operations and maintenance base at Fraserburgh Harbour.
STV 26th Oct 2018 read more »