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AROUND 15 Sodexo jobs are expected to go at Sullom Voe Terminal.

The losses are understood to be in areas like catering and cleaning.

While services company Sodexo would not be drawn on the details, a spokesperson said: “We continually review our catering service to ensure that it meets customer needs and will support any of our staff impacted by any changes.”

It comes as terminal operator EnQuest continues to cut operating costs at the oil facility after taking over from BP in December 2017.

The company announced in an operating statement in February that it had managed to reduce operating costs at the terminal by 25 per cent, or £50 million, to £150 million in 2018.

The company has so far given no firm information as to how this has been achieved in such a short timespan, and when asked by Shetland News this week it would not expand on the details.

Sodexo, meanwhile, took over the running of the nearby Sella Ness accommodation camp last year from Shetland FM.

It is thought that some Sodexo jobs at the terminal could be combined with roles at the camp.