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Beatrice will be ready on time despite distressed supplier

The consortium behind what will be Scotland's largest offshore wind farm does not expect delays on the project, even though a subcontractor is under such financial pressure that staff may not be paid. The owners have declined to comment on whether they feel responsible for the supplier's struggles.

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Factory workers in northern Scotland recently agreed to work at the risk of not receiving wages.

Scottish foundation specialist BiFab announced Sunday that the company, which is currently constructing jacket foundations for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, was on the verge of appointing administrators due to economic pressure related to the order. While the factory workers carry on in economic uncertainty, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) now says that it does not expect further delays on the project.

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