Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has welcomed a deal which will see beleaguered Fife engineering firm, BiFab, acquired by Canadian marine engineering company DF Barnes.
In a statement to Parliament, Keith Brown MSP, announced the deal and confirmed that the Government will remain a minority shareholder in the company.
In November, Murdo joined union reps and workers outside parliament to protest against its potential closure.
BiFab has three locations in Scotland, with bases in Fife at Burntisland and Methil employing around 250 permanent staff with a further 1100 employed through agency contracts.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;
“I am delighted that the workers at BiFab have security over their futures following an uncertain past few months.
“BiFab is an important cog in the Fife economy and it would have been unthinkable to see it go under.
“However, it’s important that the 1100 agency workers associated with the firm are given security for their futures and I would encourage the Scottish Government, as a minority shareholder, to work hard to provide this.
“The marine engineering sector is one of Scotland’s strengths and I would hope that this move will allow the company to fight for contracts around the world.”