Siemens Subsea to Restructure, Cut Jobs in UK

Siemens Subsea, which employs just more than 700 workers in the UK, has proposed a global restructuring that will mean the loss of almost 60 jobs.

Employees in Ulverston and Aberdeen were informed Nov. 16 of the proposed restructuring, which came about due to the continuing difficult market conditions.

Under the proposed changes, 52 jobs will be lost in at the Ulverston site and six roles will be affected in Aberdeen. The Siemens Subsea Norway operation will also be affected – the Kongsberg facility will be closed and the workload will be distributed to the company’s other sites, which include Ulverston and Aberdeen.

This announcement comes just 15 months after the company had a similar restructuring in Ulverston.

“We are committed to minimizing compulsory redundancies and we will invite applications for voluntary redundancy from across the subsea business,” Mike Henry, general manager, Siemens Subsea in Ulverston, said in a statement to Rigzone.

Henry said if the proposed changes are made, the company would provide support and redeployment opportunities “wherever possible within the wider Siemens organization.”

The changes are expected to take place by the end of January 2017.

Valerie is an experienced writer and editor dedicated to providing useful and relevant career news about the oil and gas industry. Email Valerie at valerie.jones@rigzone.com

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