Engineering services group Amec Foster Wheeler has entered into consultation with employees in its Great Yarmouth offshore services facility with up to 100 jobs potentially at risk.
It is understood staff at Great Yarmouth were told jobs are at risk as a knock on effect of cost cutting in the North Sea oil and gas industry, specifically Shell operations in the Southern North Sea.
Amec’s Great Yarmouth offices deliver development planning, industrial engineering services and project management. It is also the location of the AJS joint venture project between AFW and Dutch firms Jacobs and Stork to deliver Shell’s ONEgas integrated services contract. The consultation will apply to AJS employees.
The Great Yarmouth facility is understood to employ around 300 people. Sources said staff had been told around 30% of jobs were at risk in the Norfolk town.
In an email statement to Energy Voice, an AFW spokeswoman said: “Amec Foster Wheeler can confirm that there will be consultation with employees about potential job losses in Great Yarmouth, but are unable to give any further details at this stage.”
The consultation follows Shell’s announcement yesterday that it would cut 475 jobs from its UK offices as part of a 2,200 global reduction in headcount.
Most of the UK jobs are to go in Aberdeen and other Scottish facilities.