Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; Highlands and Islands; Shetland Islands
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
19.2 - Manufacture of refined petroleum products

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Oil company Bilfinger Industrial Services is reported to be in the process of cutting 170 jobs at the Sullom Voe oil terminal on Shetland. The decision follows a sharp fall in the price of oil and Bilfinger's approach has been mirrored by other companies operating in the sector. Sullom Voe terminal is also experiencing additional hardship as oil which had previously been processed at the terminal is now being directed to Rotterdam which has better technical capability. Bilfinger has confirmed that a consultation is underway for the 170 affected jobs, though it is not known when this will conclude and the first dismissals will take effect.


  • 7 October 2015: Shetland News


Eurofound (2015), Bilfinger Industrial Services, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 85161, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85161.