Job Cuts Needed at Sollum Voe Terminal by Year-End
Organizational changes at the Sullom Voe Terminal will require around 60 permanent EnQuest employee job cuts at the site by year end, EnQuest has confirmed to Rigzone.
The company revealed that it aims to minimize the risk of compulsory redundancies and said a voluntary redundancy process is being offered to employees.
“As operator of Sullom Voe Terminal, EnQuest is committed to maximizing the economic life of the terminal as a strategic piece of North Sea infrastructure supporting fields in both east and west of Shetland,” an EnQuest spokesperson told Rigzone.
“We have announced changes to simplify the organization and to EnQuest employee terms and conditions of employment. These changes are essential if we are to make the terminal competitive to retain and win new business, to deliver the required level of service to our customers and to help maximize economic recovery in the UKCS,” the spokesperson added.
“We appreciate this is difficult for all those impacted, and we will endeavour to make sure that these proposed changes are completed as smoothly and fairly as possible,” the spokesperson continued.
The Sullom Voe Terminal is one of the largest oil terminals in Europe, according to EnQuest. It is located at the northern end of the largest of the Shetland Islands and receives around one-third of EnQuest’s UK North Sea production.
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