Internal restructuring
Norge; Sør-Østlandet; Buskerud
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Support Service Activities
09.10 - Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date
30 June 2018


Petroleum services company Aker Solutions will cut a total of 140 jobs in its production unit in Tranby, Norway over the first half of 2018. The production unit has until now been protected from ongoing restructuring processes in other parts of the company, as long term orders have shielded against the decline following the drop in crude oil prices. These projects are now nearing completion, and the company does not have new projects of the same magnitude. Union representative for Fellesforbundet in Aker Soultions Tranby states that the union has feared this development for some time, but hoped to avoid it. Deliberations between the company's management and the unions will now be made to identify whether some of the cuts can be made utilising early pensions, transfers to other parts of the company or natural wastage.

The planned cuts at Tranby are the latest of several rounds of restructuring in Aker Solutions in Norway since 2014 (see previous cases, Aker Solutions 2014 NO, 2015(1) NO and 2015(2) NO, 2017 NO). In Norway, the company reduced its staff by around 500 employees in 2015 and 600 in 2016. Global staff has been gradually reduced from 20,000 in 2014 to 14,000 at the beginning of 2017.


  • 24 August 2017: E24
  • 24 August 2017: Drammens Tidende
  • 24 August 2017: Dagens Næringsliv


Eurofound (2017), Aker Solutions, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 91787, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91787.