Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Norway, worldwide
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.1 - Building of ships and boats

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
18 May 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


British engineering group Rolls Royce is to cut 600 jobs in its marine unit by the end of the year.

The reduction will be global, but half the cuts will take place in Norway, where most manufacturing and workers are located. The company blamed the cuts on the effects of falling oil prices.

The company’s marine business employs 6,000 people in 34 countries.

The cuts come in addition to cuts in Rolls Royce’s overall headcount of 2,600 announced in November 2014 which will mainly hit its aerospace division. Rolls Royce is currently consolidating manufacturing in several locations in the UK, US, Norway, Sweden and South Korea.


  • 18 May 2015: BBC News
  • 18 May 2015: Reuters


Eurofound (2015), Rolls Royce Marine, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 83470, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83470.