Internal restructuring
île de France; Yvelines;
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Civil Engineering
42.91 - Construction of water projects

251 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2017
Foreseen end date
30 June 2018


On 17 May, the management of SAIPEM, has announced a restructuring that will affect 251 employees out of a total workforce of 1,900 in its site of  Montigny-les-Bretonneux (Yvelines). SAIPEM is a global leader in drilling services, as well as in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of pipelines and complex projects, onshore and offshore, in the oil & gas market. The company is a subsidiary of the Italian group ENI. The reorganisation is directly related to the drop of oil prices from €115 per barrel in 2011 to the current price of about €50. Trade unions held a demonstration on  June 9 to obtain a voluntary departure plan. Union explained the group intends to cut job in France and perhaps to close an engineering sites employing 700 people, to preserve employment level in Italy. SAIPEM employs 40,350 people worldwide.


  • 9 June 2017: Le Parisien


Eurofound (2017), SAIPEM, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 91331, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91331.