Aker Solutions has closed its fabrication operation at Agotnes, near Bergen in Norway, with the loss of 60 jobs.
Staff were told the news at a town hall meeting in corporate offices earlier today, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Energy Voice.
Aker Solutions said the closure was due to continuing decline in the market and it could not justify the continued operation of the modification and maintenance and operations (MMO) facility.
Activity at the fabrication plant will be concluded by autumn the company said.
The move comes after Aker Solutions lost a contract with Statoil at the end of last year.
Aker said its subsea operation would continue at Ågotnes.
In January, Aker said it would reduce its headcount by up to 900 positions as it looked to “reposition” its MMO operations in Norway.
The company said four regional units will be merged into one which will result in the loss of permanent positions in Stavanger, Bergen , Kristiansund, Trondheim,Tromso and Sandnessjoen and offshore.
Aker said at th time its MMO business in Tromso will be terminated while a factory in Sandnessjoen will be closed for three years.