Siemens Subsea Axes Jobs in UK and Norway

Siemens Subsea employees have been notified that the company is proposing a global business restructuring in order to adjust to current market situation.

The company said that the main reason behind its decision is the continued difficult market conditions driven by the low oil price and lower than expected customer orders.

Specifically, the proposed changes would mean that up to 52 jobs are to be put at risk in the Ulverston site and up to 6 jobs similarly affected in Aberdeen.

In addition, the proposed global restructure also affects Siemens Subsea Norway operation, where the Kongsberg facility will be closed and the workload redistributed to other Siemens Subsea sites, including to Ulverston and Aberdeen.

Siemens Subsea employs 355 people in the UK, 333 in Ulverston and 22 in Aberdeen, excluding 43 apprentices, who are not affected by the restructuring plans.

The plan is a reduction of a total of 159 employees, of which 95 in Norway. In addition to 50 positions at Kongsberg facility, locations in Trondheim and Bømlo will also be affected.

Mike Henry from Siemens Subsea, Ulverston said: “We are committed to minimising compulsory redundancies and we will invite applications for voluntary redundancy from across the Subsea business. We deeply regret the potential impact on our employees. If the proposed changes are made, we will provide support and redeployment opportunities wherever possible within the wider Siemens organisation.”

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

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< Jan 2018 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Subsea Expo 2018

The largest wholly-focused subsea event in Europe, Subsea Expo is organised by industry body Subsea UK…

read more >

8th Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit is the longest established Oil & Gas event in Myanmar. Every year the event is attended by government…

read more >

European Gas Conference 2018

The European Gas Conference celebrated its tenth anniversary amid an air of increasing optimism following considerably shifting markets in the last few years…

read more >

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition

The theme for this conference is “Building on Today’s Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Market.” This will be the basis for the technical agenda…

read more >