Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Loksa (North-Estonia, Harju county)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

70 - 80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 April 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2009


Loksa Shipyard, an Estonian shipbuilding company owned by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd, is to cut 70-80 jobs at its Loksa site in April 2009. It was announced in the beginning of April that 30 foreign employees had already been laid off (mostly Ukrainians). The exact time of the first redundancy was not specified. According to the company's press announcement, another 40-50 Estonian employees will receive a redundancy notice due to reducing workload. Workloads will be reduced by 20% in April and 65% in May-June. The company's public relations manager has expressed the hope that the initial workload will be restored in the near future while negotiations are undergoing. However, it was also reported that in case of the workload being resumed to full capacity, foreign (mostly Ukrainians) workers will be rehired at first instance while local workforce will be used according to necessity. Odense Steel Shipyard Group develops and produces maritime transport and service solutions. Loksa Shipyard is specialised in the manufacture of hatch covers for shipbuilding purposes in addition to a range of other non-curved steel structures and components.



Eurofound (2009), Loksa Shipyard, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 68836, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68836.