A SCOTTISH engineering company, which employs more than 600 people, is
understood to be on the verge of calling in the administrators.

BiFab, or Burntisland Fabricators, which has two yards in Fife and one at
Arnish on the Isle of Lewis, builds large-scale equipment for the offshore
oil and gas industry, as well as platforms for offshore wind turbines and
tidal generators.

It has been hailed as one of Scotland’s success stories for creating jobs
linked to oil, gas and offshore renewable energy.

The GMB Scotland union has said it would be “a hammer blow” to workers and
demanded urgent answers from the company. Secretary Gary Smith said: “We
are in contact with the Scottish Government and the possibility of losing
over 600 highly skilled and decent paid jobs doesn’t bear thinking about.
Letting these workers and their communities go under is not an option.”


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