Aibel lays off 230 Haugesund workers

Norwegian engineering and construction company Aibel will reduce its workforce by additional 230 people.

Aibel lays off 230 Haugesund workers

The reductions will affect employees related to the Haugesund location. For the first time since Aibel started reducing its staff in 2014, the terminations now include employees within the construction area.

Up to 100 manual workers within the mechanical field will be affected. In addition, up to 130 non-manual workers will be terminated.

80 of these work in the CIC segment (Construction, Installation and Commissioning), while 50 are employed within EPM (Engineering, Procurement and Management).

The terminations are due to changes in the company’s workload. While previous terminations mainly have affected non-manual workers, it is now necessary to make adjustments to the operational part of the organisation, Aibel has explained.


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Reductions in Aibel

March 2014: Aibel announced that it will need to reduce its staff by 230 employees. The reductions are divided between all Norwegian locations, as well as the company’s offices in Petersfield and Singapore.

Aibel Haugesund
The North Sea Hall (Nordsjøhallen) at the Aibel yard in Haugesund

August 2014: A new reduction of 250 employees is executed. The reductions are divided between the company’s offices in Bergen, Haugesund, Kristiansund, Harstad, Stjørdal and Hammerfest.

October 2014: Up to 230 new terminations will be executed among personnel related to Haugesund.

Aibel is  service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy. The company`s around 5,500 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore.


Press Release, October 01, 2014: Image source: Aibel


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