On Wednesday, employees at Aker Solutions in Sandnessjøen were told that parts of the operation would be closed down. 40 employees will soon be out of work.
Aker Solutions will maintain the activity at the engineering office in Sandnessjøen, while the manufacturing workshop will close its doors for good. 31 employees and nine apprentices will lose their jobs, reports NRK.
The union representative and labor leader Oddvar Hølland summarizes the cause as follows:
“The oil price has gone down, as has the stock price. The group has run out of money, and then came corona as well.”
Kjell Giæver, director of the Petro Arctic interest organization, says the decision testifies to dark times in the oil and gas industry.
“What we are experiencing now is a double tsunami that’s hitting the business world, and that hits the oil industry double as the oil price falls dramatically.”
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