Aker Solutions cuts UK jobs

Norwegian oilfield services company Aker Solutions will reduce its workforce in the UK by 280 due to market slowdown. 

Aker Solutions on Monday began a consultation with employee representatives on reducing its UK subsea workforce capacity because of a continued market slowdown.

In an e-mail to Offshore Energy Today, Aker Solutions said that about 280 permanent positions mainly in Aberdeen and London were likely to be affected.

“These are tough but necessary measures to help ensure we stay competitive during a challenging time for our industry,” said David Clark, Aker Solutions’ regional head for Europe and Africa.

Aker Solutions has about 15,000 permanent employees, of which approximately 2,500 are in the UK.

The company last week said it was redeveloping its manufacturing site in Aberdeen in order to “strengthen its capabilities in the UK to offer customers cost-effective services through the life of their subsea assets”.

In addition, the oilfield services company said on Tuesday it was opening its new subsea plant in Curitiba, Brazil that would employ about 850 people. The plant is dedicated to machining, welding, surface treatment, assembly and testing of Christmas trees and other subsea equipment.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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