Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil said he is “delighted” the threat to BiFab has been
A financial package to complete the present contract has been provided by partners
involved in the Beatrice offshore windfarm project.
The Scottish Government indicated it will, if necessary, make available a commercial
loan facility to BiFab.
Angus MacNeil said: “This is absolutely fantastic news and will be a huge relief
for the Arnish workforce and their families.
“When I visited the Arnish Yard yesterday there was a determination from management
and the GMB Union to find a solution.
“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.”
MSP Alasdair Allan said it would be a “relief for many families in Lewis
“Direct intervention of First Minister and attitude of the unions companies and the
government all crucial to reaching this outcome.”