Oil firm EnQuest said today that about 80 employees would lose their jobs at a major terminal in Shetland by the end of 2019.
The company claimed the move was “essential” to keep Sullom Voe Terminal “competitive” and help it retain and win new business.
A spokesman said EnQuest would offer voluntary redundancies in an effort to limit the number compulsory job losses required.
London-listed EnQuest took over from BP as operator of the facility in December 2017.
The company managed to reduce operating costs by a 25% to £150 million last year.