Doosan Babcock to Cut Almost 500 UK Jobs

Energy sector engineering group Doosan Babcock will cut 470 UK jobs, the majority of which will be in Scotland, according to the BBC.

The company reportedly confirmed that 270 jobs were at risk at its base in Renfrewshire, where 800 staff are currently employed.

In addition to the planned Scottish job cuts, 70 roles are at risk in Crawley, West Sussex, another 20 at Gateshead and a further 25 at Tipton in the West Midlands, the BBC said. The rest will be spread across other sites in the UK.

“Unfortunately, we foresee long-term downturn in certain market sectors which mean the current position is unsustainable,” Doosan Babcock Chief executive Andrew Hunt was quoted as saying in Scottish newspaper The Scotsman.

Doosan Babcock provides asset support, EPC, plant maintenance and shutdown and turnaround services for oil and gas companies.



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