An oil firm has announced a further 25 possible job cuts in Aberdeen.
Stork, which has 19,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the world, confirmed the move yesterday.
It follows a number of job losses at the engineering services company over the last year.
A spokeswoman for the firm said: “Stork confirms that its UK operations has begun a consolidation process with its Aberdeen-
based onshore employees.
“We anticipate that this process may result in the reduction of up to 25 positions.
“These measures have been taken predominately due to projects and campaign operations coming to a close and will ensure that our clients receive a continued efficient service delivery.
“We have informed our people and have committed to a programme of regular communications and personal support throughout this difficult period.”
Unite union regional officer Tommy Campbell said: “This is yet more disappointing news.
“This is a very financially-rich industry and it’s very sad news that yet more people are losing their jobs.”
US-based Fluor Corporation agreed to buy Stork from its private equity owner Arle Capital in December for $755 million (£575m).
The deal offered around seven times Stork’s annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of $109m (£83m).
Stork, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands, works in the oil and gas, mining, chemical and power sectors.
It has operations in the North Sea, Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.