Aker Solutions to Cut Jobs in Aberdeen
Aker Solutions said approximately 95 jobs are expected to be cut, however a final decision will be made after a full consultation with employees.
“In line with our global strategy and continued focus on delivering greater efficiencies, our UK business has evolved to deliver digitally enabled services and enhanced solutions which best meet customer and local market requirements,” Sian Lloyd Rees, UK country manager at Aker Solutions, said in a statement emailed to Rigzone. “This evolution has included distributing our engineering services and manufacturing work across our international hubs, as well as our technology center in Reading.”
“Consequently, this has resulted in a change to product and manufacturing demand in Aberdeen, subsequently impacting our UK workforce. Following the announced proposals to review current positions across our sites in Aberdeen, we will consult with our people and continue to provide guidance and support to all.”
“Our focus on delivering relevant solutions and services to our UKCS customers remains unchanged.”
Just last year the company touted an GBP 8 million investment to its facilities in the Dyce area of Aberdeen to “capitalize on the broader potential we see in the services sector globally”.
Separately, Aker announced layoff rounds affecting various locations in both 2017 and 2018. According to the company’s website, Aker currently has a total of about 16,000 employees, 53 locations and operates across 20 countries.
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