Internal restructuring
Norge; Vestlandet; Hordaland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.11 - Building of ships and floating structures

150 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Petroleum services company Aker Solutions is to cut up to 200 jobs at its site in Ågotnes, Norway. Employees were informed of the "adjustment" in a plenary meeting on June 11. The cuts will be accomplished by natural wastage, dismissals and by transferring employees to other parts of the company. The company is adjusting the capacity at the subsea service base at Ågotnes to match a lower level of activity in the Norwegian market, after the drop in crude oil prices. Oil companies are lowering their costs and postponing projects, which impacts Aker Solutions' subsea activity. Aker Solutions has already undergone several restructuring processes. The most recent was announced in February, affecting 300 jobs in maintenance, modifications and operations. In addition, the company has dismissed more than 500 employees over the last year.


  • 11 June 2015: Dagens Næringsliv
  • 11 June 2015: Offshore.no


Eurofound (2015), Aker Solutions, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 83686, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83686.