Outotec has started negotiations with employee representatives to outsource part of its German-based project engineering activities to Citec, a global engineering company providing multidiscipline engineering services to the energy and other technology-dependent industries.

“By outsourcing part of our engineering activities, we will create more flexibility to our organization and decrease Outotec’s fixed costs in the long run,” said Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec’s Metals, Energy and Water business unit.

The target is to transfer as many as 80 Outotec employees to Citec.