Scotland business

Almost 200 jobs to go as Technip plans wind business closure

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Image caption Offshore wind jobs will be lost at the company

An energy firm is set to close its offshore wind business with the loss of almost 200 jobs.

Technip said it had taken the decision following a review of its operations.

More than 70 of the positions will go from its base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, along with offshore and contractor jobs, and more than 20 in Gateshead.

Technip said it was planning to close the offshore wind division once current projects had been completed.

A consultation with staff is under way.

A Scottish government spokesperson said: "This will be a particularly anxious time for employees and their families.

"The Scottish government is doing everything it can to provide support and our immediate priority is to assist affected employees."

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