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Explosion in Nordic shortage of oil industry engineers

The shortage of engineers in the offshore sector is not only an issue in Denmark where companies have had to outsource jobs to Asia. Norway is now short of 16,000 engineers according to new figures.

The engineer shortage within the North Sea offshore sector has gone from bad to catastrophic within just a year. A lot of Danish offshore companies, such as Semco Maritime, are not able to hire the necessary number of engineers and have had to outsource jobs to Singapore where it is still possible to hire qualified manpower.

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