Norge; Oslo og Akershus; Oslo
Location of affected unit(s)
Oslo Vei
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Civil Engineering
42.11 - Construction of roads and motorways

165 - 287 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
14 December 2012
Foreseen end date
28 February 2013


The municipally owned road construction company Oslo Vei was declared bankrupt on 7 December 2012. 165 employees received direct dismissals the following week. The bankruptcy was declared after a whistleblower warned about severe economic mismanagement, and the entire board of directors was dismissed after an investigation conducted by an accountancy firm.

Updated, 22/02/2013 The 12 employees at Huken quarry, a part of the company which produces asphalt and gravel, were told to continue their work on a temporary basis. Activity at Huken was finally suspended on 19 February 2013 after a decision by the Oslo municipal administration.

Updated, 12/06/2013 The decision for the suspension of the activities at Huken was overruled by the county governor in June 2013, and the trustees have now engaged a different company to resume production at Huken. 


  • 7 December 2012: NRK
  • 22 February 2013: Fri fagbevegelse
  • 16 January 2013: NRK
  • 12 June 2013: Byggeindustrien


Eurofound (2012), Oslo Vei, Bankruptcy in Norway, factsheet number 75014, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75014.