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Burntisland Fabrications Ltd

Burntisland Fabrications Ltd. (BiFab) was formed in 2001 following a buyout by the existing management team from the former owners. That same team has operated the yard, producing major fabrications for the offshore oil and gas industry, since 1990. The vision of the management has sustained BiFab through a period of significant change in the North Sea energy industry allowing it to emerge as the only remaining major fabricator (2010) currently operating in Scotland
for: Decks; Modules; Jackets; Subsea; Accommodation; Platforms; Piles, Drilling and Exotics/Pipework to the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Alternative Energy Industries.

BiFab operate two construction facilities in Fife, Scotland. The Methil facility, with a capacity to loadout structures weighing 20,000 Tonnes and the Burntisland facility with the capacity to loadout structures weighing 5,000 Tonnes. Our Burntisland & Methil facilities are situated on the north bank of the 9-mile wide Firth of Forth estuary, both with unrestricted direct access to the open sea. Each facility is capable to accept large ocean going vessels.
The BiFab Arnish facility in Stornoway, Outer Hebrides opened in March 2009. this facility is fully equipped with heavy rolling equipment with the capacity to roll materials up to 150mm thickness.

Whilst continuing to service the needs of the Oil Companies, Engineering Companies and Offshore Suppliers associated with the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical sector, we are now adapting our expertise to cover fabrication solutions that are required for the Alternative Energy sector covering wind, wave and tidal energy, simultaneously achieving the highest standards currently applicable.

More and more, as a company, BiFab is becoming involved - at the “front end” - in innovative projects where we are able to apply our expertise to provide practical and cost effective solutions to the development team. We pride ourselves in the fact that our clients in these projects perceive us as a proactive contributor to the overall achievement of project goals, rather than just “the fabricator”.

We aim to provide a flexible approach to the fabrication industry with the skills, expertise and competence gained from over 30 years in the oil and gas sector. We wish to be a major contributor towards the development of a new and sustainable industry. And at the same time contribute in creating a secure future for our employees and the design and fabrication industry within the UK and Europe.

The offshore renewables industry is a real opportunity - an opportunity not to be missed

We have a strong project management and design team complemented with an experienced manufacturing team that can deliver projects on time and within schedule.

In order to deliver the ethos of our mission statement to our clients, BiFab operates a wide range of standard systems and procedures to ensure a consistent approach to all our activities.

Services and features

BiFab's success is based on its key assets, the skills of its professional staff and workforce coupled with its ability to offer a choice of three fabrication locations suited to different project needs. From our fabrication facilities in Burntisland, Methil & Stornoway, Scotland, each with their own deepwater loadout / quayside facilities, BiFab is the largest independent specialist fabricator operating in Scotland for: Decks; Modules; Jackets; Subsea; Accommodation; Platforms; Drilling and Exotics/Pipework to the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Alternative Energy Industries and are all operated using the same management systems. BiFab investment plans at the Methil facility will allow the company to manufacture 150 sub structures per annum for offshore turbines in water depths 15 M to 70 M .

Facilities: 3 large fabrication facilities in Scotland each with deepwater access to the open sea.

Processes: BiFab's Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management Systems are accredited to the highest standards achievable.

People: Highly Skilled

Previous work

Wind energy

Beatrice Project design and manufacture two deepwater jacket substructures for 5MW turbines.

Alpha Ventus design and supply of six jacket substructures for the German test projects Repower turbines.

Greater Gabard design and supply of two offshore substation platforms jacket substructures 1000 T each.

Vattenfall Ormonde design and supply of 30 jacket substructures and piles for Repower turbines. BiFab also manufactured the transformer platform and the transformer platform sub structure for the Ormonde Project.

RWE Gwynt Y Mor design and supply of two offshore substation platforms jacket substructures 1000 T each.

Globaltech 1 manufacture of large sub components for tripod assembly in Europe , total estimated tonnage 17,000 T delivery completed second quarter 2012.

Marine energy

Design and manufacture of the substructure for the Hammerfest Strom 1MW Demonstrator Project - Scottish Power .

Manufacture of the Oyster 800 structure for Aquamarine Power Ltd.

Oil and gas

Design and manufacture of large offshore fabrications for the oil and gas sector .

BP VALHALL process packages .
GE Sub Sea Manifolds
BP SKARV Subsea Manifolds and associate fabrications
Conoco Phillips - Platform Mono column and deck fabrication
Camerons - Subsea Manifolds and asociated steelwork
Nexen - Fabrication of 4,400 T Wellhead Platform
Premier / Chrysoar Solan Project - Feed Study
Cononco Phillips - Judy Accommodation complex

Quality accreditations/approvals

ISO 9001: QA/QC management system approved

ISO 14001: Environmental management system approved

OHSAS Health & Safety management system approved

Services offered

  • Access/walkways
  • Castings
  • Design
  • Electrical
  • Feasibility study
  • Forgings
  • Heavy fabrication
  • Light fabrication
  • Offshore installation
  • Pipework fabrications
  • Project management
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Subsea structures

About this supplier

Burntisland Fabrications Ltd
Seaforth Place
West Shore

Contact: John Robertson, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0)1592 222000
Fax: +44 (0)1592 874688

Market sectors

  • Offshore wind
  • Oil and gas
  • Onshore wind
  • Subsea
  • Wave and tidal

Typical project values

  • £1m-£10m
  • More than £10m


  • Green Energy Awards

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