En­ergy firm poised to cut 50 city jobs

Talks: Tech­nipFMC will con­sult with work­ers at its FMC Kongs­berg firm

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARK LAMMEY

Global en­ergy ser­vice gi­ant Tech­nipFMC con­firmed yes­ter­day that 50 jobs are un­der threat at one of its sub­sidiaries in Aberdeen.

The firm said a fi­nal de­ci­sion on the num­ber of re­dun­dan­cies would be made fol­low­ing a con­sul­ta­tion with work­ers at its FMC Kongs­berg busi­ness in Al­tens.

Del­phine Nayral, pub­lic

“The move is due to mar­ket con­di­tions and notre­struc­tur­ing”

re­la­tions di­rec­tor at Tech­nipFMC, in­sisted the move was due to mar­ket con­di­tions and not the group’s re­cently an­nounced re­struc­tur­ing.

In Au­gust, the Lon­don, Hous­ton and Par­ishead­quar­tered firm un­veiled its plans to split into two trad­ing firms.

One would be a tech­nol­ogy and ser­vice com­pany called Re­mainCo and the other an en­gi­neer­ing and con­struc­tion firm, SpinCo. At the time, union of­fi­cials raised con­cerns that work­ers had been left in the dark over their fu­tures.

Ear­lier this month, the com­pany said much of its North Sea busi­ness would con­tinue to op­er­ate un­der the Tech­nipFMC name.

The com­pany em­ploys nearly 1,000 peo­ple in Westhill, near Aberdeen.

Ms Nayral said the pro­posed cuts were “down to the mar­ket” and re­flected a “slower than ex­pected re­cov­ery” in trad­ing con­di­tions cou­pled with “pres­sure on mar­gins.”

She added Tech­nipFMC still had a strong pres­ence in the north-east and was com­mit­ted to its op­er­a­tions and play­ing a part in the UK oil sec­tor.

RMT re­gional of­fi­cer

Jake Mol­loy said there had been “no let-up” in the pres­sure to re­duce costs be­ing ap­plied to the sup­ply chain by oil and gas ex­plo­ration and pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies.

JOB WOR­RIES: Global en­ergy gi­ant Tech­nipFMC has con­firmed that 50 jobs are un­der threat at FMC Kongs­berg, based near Aberdeen

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