BiFab workers in Fife are waiting anxiously for news of a lifeline contract which would secure their jobs just before Christmas.
The energy firm behind the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project last night said no Scottish company had the capability to manufacture and supply all the steel work required.
BiFab trade unions GMB and Unite have said a "level playing field" is needed if Scotland is to secure the large-scale manufacturing contracts from its own offshore renewables sector – and they are asking the First Minister and the Scottish Parliament to intervene.
Trade unions have expressed renewed optimism over the future of the troubled BiFab yards, despite the loss of hundreds of jobs.
The new owners of crisis-hit BiFab have been urged to reveal their plans to bring work back to the yards Burntisland, Methil and Arnish.
Union leaders are bound for Canada for a showdown with the new owners of Fife fabrication group BiFab.
Union leaders representing the last remaining workers at Fife fabricator BiFab have hit out at "jam tomorrow" promises made by the group's new owner.
Union leaders have vowed to continue the battle for BiFab, despite a shock round of redundancies announced today.
The threat of redundancy is still looming over hundreds of BiFab workers, despite a buyout by a Canadian company.
Troubled engineering firm BiFab has been bought over by a Canadian company in a move which could save hundreds of Fife jobs.