Bergen Engines lays off employees

Bergen Engines ASPhoto: Bjørnar Morønning / NTB

About 60 employees in Bergen Engines will be laid off until around the New Year. 

The employees were notified of the decision on Wednesday night, Bergens Tidende/ reports. 

The layoffs start at the end of October and last until January. Operations will be reduced by 30%, communications manager Merethe Fjeldstad in Bergen Engines stated on Thursday. There are not enough orders, and thus, not enough work for all employees.

The company produces engines for the maritime sector, but the owners who took over in August want it to focus more on green energy.

The previous owner, Rolls Royce, wanted to sell the company to a Russian company, which attracted a lot of attention in Norway. The government eventually stopped the sale for security reasons. Bergen Engines was instead sold to the British company Langley Holdings.

Bergen Engines has over 900 employees.

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