An Aberdeen North Sea rentals firm has been ordered to axe around 20 staff despite the firm showing increased profits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dyce-based HB Rentals, which supplies accommodation and welfare services to the oil and gas sector, informed staff last week that US parent firm Superior Energy was shuttering its Aberdeen and Abu Dhabi operations – affecting 25 employees.
One HB worker accused oilfield services firm Superior Energy of “showing no remorse” towards staff and of “point blank refusing” to seek other buyers for the business.
The Houston-headquartered firm blamed the dual impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and falling oil and gas prices for the move.
Superior Energy refused to comment despite repeated requests.