Aker Solutions Takes More Steps to Boost MMO Competitiveness

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Aker Solutions today notified employees of additional tough but necessary measures to raise competitiveness and win more work for its Norwegian maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) business.

These comprise of temporary reductions in salaries for Norwegian MMO employees. Starting in March, senior management will see their pay lowered by 10 percent while the remainder of the staff will see reductions of 5 percent. The adjustments will be reviewed after 12 months.

“We are leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to secure a sustainable future for our business,” said Per Harald Kongelf, head of Aker Solutions Norwegian operations. “Reducing salary costs is one of multiple measures needed to safeguard our competitiveness and reinforce our ability to win more work in a market with unprecedented challenges.”

The Norwegian MMO business is being streamlined and staffing is being reduced across Norway amid very tough market conditions. As previously announced, as many as 900 positions may need to be removed unless more MMO work can be secured offshore Norway.

“These are necessary adjustments to stay competitive and secure jobs in a challenging market,” said Knut Sandvik, head of MMO. “The measures are supported by labor unions.”

The more streamlined business will support leaner processes and bolster overall operations. It will build on the company’s core strengths in the MMO area, particularly within more complex modifications projects.


Source:  akersolutions.com / Norway Today