EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling

Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: København og Frederiksberg kommuner
Location of affected unit(s): Copenhagen


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
06.1 - Extraction of crude petroleum
Group: A.P. Moller-Maersk

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-02-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 22-02-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Planned Job Creation: 1300

Additional Information

Danish drilling rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced that it will need to hire 1,300 employees in 2013. In the next five years the company expects to recruit around 3,000 employees until 2018. According to Maersk, there is a shortage of qualified people in this growing sector.