Internal restructuring
Norge; Vestlandet; Hordaland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

135 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
9 April 2015
Foreseen end date
31 May 2015


Manufacturer of diesel and gas engines for marine and power generation applications, Bergen Engines, which is owned by Rolls-Royce,  is to dismiss up to 200 employees at its factory at Hordvik near Bergen.

135 out of a workforce of 900 employees will be dismissed. Most of them (87) are production workers and 48 are administrative staff. The dismissals process will start immediately. In addition, 70 temporary employees at the factory have been recently made redundant. Local union leader in Fellesforbundet, Odd Johnsen, said that the union accepts that there is no way around dismissals, but he added that employees are distressed by the news.

The restructuring at Bergen Engines is due to the fall in oil price and investments in the North Sea. The developments in the market will determine if there is a need for further restructuring.

In the fall of 2014, Rolls-Royce decided to move its production of guidance systems at Os to Sunnmøre, affecting 85 employees. However, the development at Bergen Engines is not connected to this decision.

Bergen Engines is part of Rolls-Royce and from 1. July 2013 a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Rolls-Royce employs 55,000 globally and around 3,200 in Norway. The restructuring in Rolls-Royce Marine does not affect Bergen Engines.


  • 9 April 2015: Sysla
  • 10 April 2015: Strilen


Eurofound (2015), Bergen Engines, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 79254, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79254.