Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Renfrew, Crawley, Gateshead, Tipton and other locations
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

470 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Engineering group Doosan Babcock has announced plans to cut 470 jobs across various sites in its operations. A large number of cuts will be based in Scotland with 270 jobs due to go at the company's base in Renfrew. In England 70 jobs are due to be cut at the Crawley site in West Sussex, 20 jobs from the Gateshead site in the North East, and 25 jobs from the Tipton site in the West Midlands. Other sites will also be affected but details have yet to be made public. In Renfrew the cuts are nearly equally split between engineering and fitting roles (140) and management and support roles (130). Statutory consultation processes have started in relation to the job cuts and final numbers and time frame will be available at the conclusion of the process.


  • 6 December 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), Doosan Babcock, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89418, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89418.