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SHL eyes Beatrice solution

UPDATE: SHL welcomes the "intervention" of Holyrood

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Dutch offshore installation contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting says it is working with “all stakeholders” to solve ongoing uncertainty around the delivery of some jacket foundations for the 588MW Beatrice project off Scotland.

The company, which is the lead balance of plant contractor on the Moray Firth wind farm, said its “priority” is to ensure that foundations are “in place ready to unlock the next phase of this exciting project”.

SHL says it is seeking a “solution that delivers the Beatrice project…on schedule”.

Scottish fabricator BiFab has said it faces administration if a “critical” cash flow problem connected to its contract to manufacture 26 jackets for the project is not solved.

Unions, government officials and the companies are working on a solution, it is understood.

SHL said on Tuesday night that it welcomes the "intervention" of Holyrood and is "working extremely hard to find ways of supporting BiFab".

BiFab workers meanwhile are continuing to work, many of them without pay, on the contract and have vowed not to allow any of the steelwork leave the yard until an agreement is reached.

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