Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil is delighted that the threat to Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) has been lifted.

A financial package to complete the contract has been provided by Seaway Heavy Lifting, SSE and the partners to the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project, JCE Offshore.  The Scottish Government has also indicated that it will, if necessary, make available a commercial loan facility to BiFab.

The agreement follows work by the Scottish Government over the last week and intensive negotiations over the last two days led by the First Minister, the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Fairwork and the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy with Bifab, Seaway Heavy Lifting, SSE, Siemens, and the partners in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project.

Commenting Isles MP Angus MacNeil said:

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“Yesterday, I said that I was heartened that Nicola Sturgeon MSP First Minister of Scotland had made this a priority and I am delighted that the hard work of The Scottish Government, together with interested companies has resulted in a positive outcome.

“When I visited the Arnish Yard yesterday there was a determination from management and the GMB Union to find a solution.

“This is absolutely fantastic news and will be a huge relief for the Arnish workforce and their families.”