Energy firm poised to cut 50 city jobs
Talks: TechnipFMC will consult with workers at its FMC Kongsberg firm
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