Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Gothemburg, Vara
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
17 December 2008
Foreseen end date
17 December 2008


Emtunga Offshore filed for bankruptcy on 17 December 2008. The company did not have the financial basis to support its operations. The closure is due to the fact that the company's largest customer - MPF Corp. Ltd - became insolvent and not able to fulfil its commitments to Emtunga Offshore and also to the impact of the global financial crisis that led to a weaker market climate and delayed projects.

Emtunga Offshore AB is an independent subsidiary of Pharmadule Emtunga. The parent company and other companies in the Group are not affected by the bankruptcy. Emtunga Offshore had 75 employees in Arendal, Gothemburg, and 65 employees in Vara.

Emtunga  is a supplier of advanced modular facilities for the offshore and marine industries. The company produces service modules such as fixed platforms, jack-up rigs and accommodation vessels.


  • 18 December 2008: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2008), Emtunga Offshore, Bankruptcy in Sweden, factsheet number 68216, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68216.