Internal restructuring
Norge; Vestlandet; Hordaland
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.22 - Service activities incidental to water transportation

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
15 February 2015
Foreseen end date


Coast Center Base (CCB) is to cut at least 100 jobs, as its supply base in Ågotnes is no longer supplying Statoil’s oil fields in the North Sea. CCB will transfer some of the employees to the supply base at Mongstad, after having bought Mongstad base in February.

The plan for a possible restructuring in CCB was intially announced in September 2014. On 9 April 2015, the company confirmed that the restructuring would be completed and that the cuts will be permanent. The first dismissals were made in February 2015, and 25 percent of the cuts had been made by April. The process will be completed by the end of the year, and the next round of dismissals will be made in May.

The background for the restructuring is the fall in the price of oil and reduced investment activity in the North Sea. About 10,000 jobs have been cut in the Norwegian petroleum sector over the past year. Statistics Norway has estimated that as much as 30,000 jobs directly related to petroleum investment activity may be cut before 2018.


  • 10 October 2015: Maritimt forum
  • 9 April 2015: Maritime
  • 23 September 2014: Bergens Tidende


Eurofound (2014), Coast Center Base, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 79223, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79223.