EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ørskov Staalskibsværft (Ørskov Shipyard)

Ørskov Staalskibsværft (Ørskov Shipyard)

Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: Nordjyllands amt
Location of affected unit(s): Frederikshavn


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-10-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 784
Planned Job Reductions max: 784
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2002
Foreseen End Date: 01-02-2004
Direct Dismissals: 784
Other Job Reduction Measures: 154

Additional Information

Orskov announced 350 redundancies on January 29 2002, and in August of the same year a further 390 were dismissed in connection with the closure of the 'new building department'. In January 2003 the shipyard changed name to Orskov Yard and activities were focused on ship repair only. August 20 2003, 154 employees were sent home on shift in agreement with the unions. In October 2003 a further 44 had to be dismissed due to failing orders.