Burntisland Fabrications Limited

Burntisland Fabrications Limited

Burntisland Fabrications Limited

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 energy industry allowing it to emerge as the major fabricator currently operating in Scotland.

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Seaforth Place , West Shore , Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AU United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Renewable Energy
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
2001

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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 energy industry allowing it to emerge as the major fabricator currently operating in Scotland.

As well as the offshore energy sector BiFab's focus now includes the fast growing renewables markets such as wind, wave and tidal power.

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.

In Burntisland and Methil BiFab can offer two superb fabrication facilities where work can be carried out under cover and protected from the elements. The two yards are located in Fife approximately 20 km apart and are operated using the same management systems.

At Arnish we have a modern facility ideally suited to the newly developing renewables sector.

A large pool of skilled labour is readily available covering all disciplines. In recent years we have operated with a workforce of more than 1,000 people.

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.

Project Management

  • Dedicated Project Management Team (PMT) for each project.
  • Direct access to senior management within the company.
  • Modern IT systems.

Engineering Design

  • Full design / co-ordination service on EPC contracts, with in house construction / engineering for all disciplines.

Planning

  • Established planning system based on international software.
  • Develop the project plan through medium and long term look-aheads.
  • Allocation of adequate trained resources.
  • Monitoring of actual progress against plan on a weekly basis.

BiFab's management systems are accredited to -
Safety

  • Ongoing development of the Safety Management System in accordance with BS - OHSAS 18001: 2007.
  • Operations carried out in strict accordance with the Safety Manual, Safety Operating Procedures and the appropriate Risk
  • Assessments.
  • Auditing of adherence to Safety Manual and commitment by senior management.

Quality

  • Quality Management System accredited to BS - EN - 190 9001: 2008.
  • First Point Assessment registered.
  • Achilles registered.
  • Systems to maintain up to date document distribution.

Environment

  • Well established environmental improvement programme in accordance with BS - EN - 190 14001: 2004.

Today's clients demand that projects are completed safely and economically. Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab) is a flexible, goal orientated contractor and can draw on the many years of experience of its personnel to ensure that clients' requirements are met.

Providing solutions for offshore wind, wave and tidal projects

BiFab has specialised in the offshore oil and gas sector for many years and has established a reputation for innovation through the provision of cost effective design and fabrication solutions while, at the same time, achieving excellent results in HSE and Quality.

The management team has recognised that the skill base that exists within the company is ideally suited to the type of fabrication work that is required within the renewables energy sector, particularly when it comes to providing solutions for offshore wind, wave and tidal projects.

To this end BiFab was keen to see the development of an energy park at the Methil yard when it re-opened the facility in 2003. That vision has now become a reality and BiFab is now one of the leading EPC contractors in the renewables sector.

Tidal & Wave

The generation of power from tidal and wave resources is still in its infancy, but BiFab is already a leading player in this sector.

Current projects include the Oyster 2 project for Aquamarine and the subsea tidal turbine for Hammerfest Strom.

BiFab's Arnish facility is ideally situated for the areas allocated for tidal and wave generation off the North West of Scotland.

Offshore Wind

BiFab's track record of successful projects for jacket sub-structures for offshore wind farms includes:

  • Beatrice - Two jacket sub-structures
  • Alpha Ventus - Six jacket sub-structures
  • Ormonde - Thirty jacket sub-structures

The two support structures for the experimental Beatrice DOWNVInD project was sponsored by Talisman, SSE, European Commission, DTI and the Scottish Executive and became the deepest offshore wind installation in the world when it was installed in 2006.

BiFab continues to expand this side of the business and is now one of the leading suppliers of jacket support structures for offshore wind turbines in Europe.

BiFab can offer a complete EPC solution for up to 150 jackets per year.

In addition to jacket sub-structures for turbines BiFab also supplies jacket sub-structures, again on an EPC basis, for offshore transformer platforms. Projects here include two jackets for the Ormonde project and two for the Gwynt y Mor project.