Internal restructuring
Norge; Sør-Østlandet;
Location of affected unit(s)
Skien, Tønsberg
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Support Service Activities
09 - Mining support service activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2017
Foreseen end date


Subsea systems fabricator Agility Subsea Fabrication is cutting its staff in Norway by 100 employees. Agility Subsea Fabrication currently has 285 employees in Norway; 110 in Skien and 175 Tønsberg. The company has struggled to secure new contracts and has decided to temporarily move all production to Tønsberg for 1,5 years, starting April 2017, in an effort to save costs. Simultaneously, 100 jobs will be cut. According to CEO Tove Nilsen Ljungquist, the reduction in staff corresponds to the reduction in physical production capacity. The cuts will not only affect employees in Skien, as the seniority principle will be applied in the restructuring and some employees will be offered to relocate to Tønsberg. The fall in crude oil prices which has led to cuts in most of the Norwegian petroleum sector is only now making a real impact on Agility Subsea Fabrication, as older contracts expire.


  • 13 December 2016: E24


Eurofound (2016), Agility Subsea Fabrication, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 89422, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89422.