Fife company plans to double workforce after securing two contracts with Premier Oil
Two new contracts secured by Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) from Premier Oil will lead to 350 new jobs being created across its sites in Fife and the Isle of Lewis.
Fife-based BiFab will create structures for an oil production platform for Premier Oil for its development of the Solan oil field, west of Shetland.
The contracts, believed to be worth around £140 million in total, will see BiFab double its workforce by the end of the year across its Methil, Burntisland and Arnish divisions.
BiFab will construct the topside module – the part of the platform that sits above the waterline – as well as an 8,000 tonne underwater support structure, called a jacket.
The oil production platform is expected to be floated by April 2014.
BiFab managing director John Robertson said: "The two contracts were won we believe, not only due to a commercially attractive bid, but also due to the ability and experience of BiFab's management and workforce to deliver a quality product, on schedule and with a good safety culture.
"This latest success enhances BiFab's growing reputation as a major manufacturer of topsides and jackets for the North Sea.
“BiFab is known as one of the largest manufacturers of jacket sub-structures for offshore wind turbines but this is the largest jacket to date for the oil and gas sector.”