Energy services firm EnerMech has begun to cut its staff headcount despite furloughing scores of staff just weeks ago.
The Aberdeen-headquartered firm is understood to have axed around 16 workers in the Granite City, with more expected to follow.
It is claimed staff made redundant this week are not being offered the option of the UK Government job retention scheme.
The firm recently furloughed a number of staff who are not thought to be affected by the cuts.
The decision is understood to be connected to a drop off in business due to the affects of the Covid-19 outbreak.
EnerMech employs 3,500 staff across 40 locations in the UK, Norway, the Middle East, Caspian, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas.
EnerMech declined to comment on the redundancies.
In November, EnerMech has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer (CEO).
Christian Brown took over the reigns from Doug Duguid who returned to the CEO role in September on an interim basis after his initial replacement, John Guy, stood down from the role for personal family reasons.
Mr Brown joined EnerMech from global engineering and construction company, Kentz, where he was CEO.