Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72.1 - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering

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


Dutch geophysical survey and service provider Fugro has announced a further 500 job cuts. This follows more than 1,000 job losses early in 2015. This round of job loss is due to the continuing low global oil prices, which has resulted in fewer oil companies contracting Fugro's services. The company intends to move into new markets such as infrastructure and wind energy, however this is difficult considering its low performance in the last year - this is the fourth quarter that it will operate at a loss.


  • 30 October 2015: De FinanciĆ«le Telegraaf


Eurofound (2015), Fugro, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 85235, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85235.