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Hundreds of Rowan Drilling workers face redundancy risk

Hundreds of offshore jobs are at risk at an Aberdeen-based drilling company.

Rowan Drilling has sent letters to more than 420 employees at risk of redundancy.

A company spokesperson said the number of redundancies would depend on the firm's ability to source further contract work for its drilling rigs.

Rowan Drilling is part of Texas-based Rowan Companies, a provider of contract drilling services in the ultra-deepwater and shallow water market.

The company operates around the world, including the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, the United States Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Asia and Africa.

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