Aker Solutions to Trim Salaries

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Aker Solutions will temporary reduce wages of its Norwegian maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) employees, the company said Thursday.

Starting in March, senior management will see their pay lowered by 10 percent while the remainder of the staff will see reductions of 5 percent. The adjustments will be reviewed after 12 months.

“We are leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to secure a sustainable future for our business,” saidPer Harald Kongelf, head of Aker Solutions Norwegian operations. “Reducing salary costs is one of multiple measures needed to safeguard our competitiveness and reinforce our ability to win more work in a market with unprecedented challenges.”

The Norwegian MMO business is being streamlined and staffing is being reduced across Norway amid very tough market conditions. As previously announced, as many as 900 positions may need to be removed unless more MMO work can be secured offshore Norway.

“These are necessary adjustments to stay competitive and secure jobs in a challenging market,” saidKnut Sandvik, head of MMO. “The measures are supported by labor unions.”

 

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