FMC Kongsberg Subsea cuts more staff

FMC Kongsberg Subsea cuts more staff

An additional 200 employees must go at Norwegian oil service company, FMC Kongsberg Subsea, according to local media.

Barely three months have passed since the management of FMC announced that 350 employees would lose their jobs. Late Wednesday it became clear that another 200 must go. Overall this will be a reduction of 550 permanent positions. The number increases to 600 when including the 50-odd hired consultants who have had to quit during the summer.

The news comes only one day after hundreds had to leave from Norwegian flagship company, Aker Solutions.

Local paper Bærum Budstikka writes that it remains unclear how the cutbacks will be divided between the company’s offices in Kongsberg, in Bergen and its office in Asker 20 minutes outside Oslo.

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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