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L-R: Peter Grant MP, Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary STUC, Stephen Gethins MP

Kingdom has the expertise and experience to play crucial role in Scotland’s renewables future

Fife SNP MPs Peter Grant and Stephen Gethins have backed the Ready for Renewal campaign which aims to protect local jobs - and create many more - by highlighting the wealth of local expertise available to take Scotland’s renewables industry forward.

Crucially, the campaign, backed by the STUC, aims to secure work for yards like Bifab which has the skills and resources needed to build jackets for renewables projects including three large offshore windfarms planned for the North Sea – Neart Na Gaoithe off the Isle of May, as well as Inchcape and Seagreen.

As well as bringing a much-needed jobs boost for the Kingdom, any awarding of contracts would also signal renewed confidence in Scottish yards and their sustainability.

Both MPs recently met with the Deputy General Secretary of the STUC, Dave Moxham, to signal their support for the campaign and the work trade unions are doing in partnership with the Scottish Government, to bring work to Scotland.

Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Peter Grant, said:

“BiFab has what it takes to succeed in the fiercely competitive market for renewable energy infrastructure. I give my unwavering support to campaign trying to secure the EDF contract for Neart na Gaoithe wind farm, just off the coast of Methil. I look forward to working with them and the Scottish Government to see that this happens.”

North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins added:

“Scotland is at the forefront of producing clean, renewable industry and yards like BiFab and those who work with them, have expertise and experience which is hugely valuable and must be utilised. I know the Scottish Government is doing all it can to support the industry and encourage large firms like EDF to award work fairly and locally where it can, and I hope that going forward we will see the tide turning for companies like Bi-Fab. I am pleased to support the Ready for Renewal campaign and any efforts which will create jobs and a sustainable future for Fife and Levenmouth in particular.”

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