Oil service giant closes two departments in Norway

Baker HughesPhoto: Baker Hughes
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The American oil service company, Baker Hughes, is to close down two branches in Norway. Between 150 and 200 people are to lose their jobs, according to Nettavisen.

In an email to Nettavisen, a spokesperson for Baker Hughes writes that conditions in the market made it necessary to reduce costs and restructure parts of the company, and that as a result, they will close their office in Høvik, Bærum.

In May, Stavanger Aftenblad/E24 wrote that the company will also downsize in Stavanger. According to Nettavisen, a total of 80 of the 1,200 employees at the office agreed with the final plan.

Chief shop steward, Atle Bertelsen, of Baker Hughes, confirmed that another downsizing process is underway in Stavanger, where a total between 40 and 50 employees will lose their jobs. 30 of these positions are related to the closure of the coil pipe drilling department.

According to Nettavisen’s experience, between 150 and 200 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the downsizing in Stavanger and Høvik.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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