BiFab has secured a contract from GeoSea to produce piles worth up to £26.5 million for the Moray East offshore wind farm development.
The contract represents the first for DF Barnes, following the takeover of BiFab, and will create 82 jobs at its yard in Arnish.
Sean Power, vice president Business Development DF Barnes said: “This announcement is the first stage in a long process that aims to develop and secure a sustainable business.
“We have made a long term commitment to BiFab and are actively leveraging our global skills and expertise to position the company for future growth.”
Paul Wheelhouse MSP, minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands added: “The award of this contract is great news for BiFab and the wider Isle of Lewis community. The Scottish Government’s continued support, and collaborative approach with DF Barnes, has helped secure, at peak, 82 good quality jobs for this yard.
“A strong collaborative effort between the Scottish Government and industry is required to ensure that our vision for offshore wind in Scotland is achieved and we maintain our world leading position as innovators in this sector.”
DF Barnes is also in discussions with the developers and contractors in relation to the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm.
Power added: “Although we are pleased to secure this work, we are working flat out to secure additional contracts.“