290 jobs will be created at Methil following the winning of a contract by Harland and Wolff to build eight jackets for the NNG offshore wind development.
STUC General Secretary Rozanne Foyer said:
“This is a vindication of the relentless campaigning of workers in Fife and the Western Isles and the tenacity of the unions, GMB and Unite, who represent them. They refused to give up as, time after time, hurdles were thrown in their path. It is good news for workers in Fife and, we hope, at Arnish too.
“We have always said that there can and must be a future for the construction part of the renewables supply chain in Scotland. This provides some hope. “It is of course one small part of what must develop into an industrial strategy for Scotland that ends the off-shoring of supply chain work and creates a plan for jobs.
“We expect the unions to examine the detail of the contract, enter talks with the employer, and to respond in due course.”