EDF Renewables claims BiFab couldn’t handle all of steelwork required for NnG windfarm project. The energy firm behind the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project last night said no Scottish company had the capability to manufacture and supply all the steel work required. French energy firm EDF is believed to be poised to award £2 billion of work to create jackets for 60 turbines off the Fife coast to a company in Indonesia. Unions campaigning to save Fife’s mothballed BiFab yards claim the work to create jackets – a type of foundation to support and anchor wind turbines – could have created up to 1,000 jobs in Methil and Burntisland. However, a statement from EDF Renewables said: “We are committed to using local content (using Scottish firms and Scottish workers) and we have a track record of doing this already. “We are currently in a structured procurement process and this starts with tier one contractors who will deliver large sub packages of the project.
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