Aberdeen braces for 400 oil job losses at Petrofac, Wood Group PSN and Amec Foster Wheeler

Oil worker training skills general photo ScotentMore than 400 people in on- and offshore energy jobs in Aberdeen are at risk of being made redundant from three oilfield and related services companies – Petrofac, Wood Group PSN, and Amec Foster Wheeler.

An Amec Foster Wheeler statement said: “We have started a consultation process with our Aberdeen-based employees about the impact on jobs of the downturn of the oil and gas market.

“The consultation process includes looking at mitigating the impact through a variety of measures, including other cost savings, and moving people to the company’s other diversified operations.

“Currently we are in consultation with 149 individuals about 64 potentially affected roles.”

Around 100 offshore jobs at Petrofac are thought to be at risk with up to 100 more onshore jobs at risk in Aberdeen.

A spokeswoman for Petrofac – which is registered in the Channel Isles offshore tax haven – said: ” Consultations are ongoing both on and offshore. In each case we will make every effort to manage the impact on our staff – including looking to deploy personnel elsewhere where possible.”

Earlier, Wood Group PSN confirmed that it expects to make up to 80 people redundant after launching consultations with 380 workers.

A statement on the Petrofac website from Bill Dunnet, Managing Director, Offshore Projects, said: “We’re committed to the North Sea, the region and to our many long-term customers and through the experience and knowledge held within our Aberdeen-based teams we will continue to have a positive impact on their futures.”


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