The man leading Dundee’s bid to be a decommissioning hub has blasted a decision to develop ultra deep facilities at a rival port, claiming the bill for taxpayers could reach £100 million.
Up until this week I had barely heard mention of Dales Voe within the context of the Scottish offshore infrastructure debate.
The boss behind Dundee’s decommissioning jobs drive has accused the Scottish Government of endangering the city’s efforts by “throwing taxpayers’ money” at their rivals.
Greater collaboration is required if Dundee is to achieve its aim of becoming an international hub for the offshore decommissioning sector.
Dundee's nascent decommissioning sector has been given a major boost after a Chinese company announced it intends to base its UK operations in the city.
The chief executive of Dundeecom is hoping to create a research and development network for entrepreneurs and academics to share decommissioning ideas.
The leader of Dundee City Council has said a deal to create a rig recycling centre at the city's port does not mean the end of efforts to bring offshore renewables jobs to the city.
Oil and gas rig decommissioning work will be making a “material” contribution to the economy of Tayside and Fife within five years, it has been predicted.
Dundee hopes to secure thousands of new jobs by "revolutionising" the oil and gas decommissioning sector.
Dundee's SNP administration will present a budget focusing on jobs, fairness and young people, according to the group's finance spokesperson.