Bilfinger chops 200 Norwegian staff

Germany’s Bilfinger Group is looking to axe another 200 staff in Norway.

The 200 staff, whose redundancies are expected from the start of next month, join nearly another 500 people who have been axed from the company’s Norwegian operations this year. Bilfinger is a sizeable name in Norway’s offshore engineering scene.

Norway’s offshore sector has been hit hard by low oil prices, with some estimating that total layoffs in the industry could top 40,000.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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