Around 100 lose their jobs in Kleven shipyard

Kleven VerftKleven shipyard.Photo: Per Eide

The Kleven Verft (shipyard) in Ulsteinvik in Møre og Romsdal cuts the staff by around 100 of the 244 employees to keep the company alive.

According to NRK, the downsizing has already been going on for a while, and when the process is over, there will be 100 fewer employees at the yard.

At a press conference on Friday, the company’s management said the alternative to dismissing employees was to close the entire company.

“The restructuring of Kleven Verft AS is complete and “New Kleven” has now been established. The new company has received start-up assistance from several teams, as well as contracts that ensure operations in the yard by 2020,” the company said in a press release.

Hurtigruten wants to sell its way out of the Kleven Verft, but remains the owner until a long-term solution is in place.

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