Internal restructuring
Norge; Vestlandet;
Location of affected unit(s)
Ågotnes, Kristiansund, Florø
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33 - Repair and installation of machinery and equipment

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
22 February 2015
Foreseen end date
31 March 2015


Oil service equipment provider FMC Technologies is restructuring in Norway, cutting a total 120 jobs in Kristiansund, Florø and Ågotnes. The cuts include both onshore and offshore positions. The company is downsizing in subsea installation and maintenance, in response to falling demand. The company slowed down and subsequently froze all hiring in 2014, before resorting to cuts in 2015. At the time of the announcement, it was yet undetermined which employees would be let go and whether severance packages would be offered. The decision is to be made in dialogue with union representatives.

Union representatives in Ågotnes say the employees are disappointed though not taken by surprise, as the difficult market situation has been known for some time. They are calling for a thorough and fair process in the difficult negotiations about the restructuring.


  • 22 January 2015: Bergens Tidende
  • 22 January 2015: Firdaposten


Eurofound (2015), FMC Technologies, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 78764, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78764.