Eleven jobs at one of Scotland’s leading grit-blasting and painting facilities located in a converted hanger on the former RAF base at Kinloss are under threat.
They are part of a group of companies operated by McKellar Sub-Sea which now faces an uncertain future after bosses called in administrators this week.
Restructuring and insolvency specialists FRP Advisory were appointed as administrators for the firm which employs almost 100 workers including the 11 at Tritech Nairn which operates out of the Moray base.
No jobs have been lost yet and joint administrators Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser say that they will continue to trade the businesses while seeking a buyer for the companies and their assets.
The firms collapse came on the back of the fall in oil prices that has thrown the entire offshore energy industry into turmoil. The bulk of the employees are employed at the company’s fabrication and assembly facility in Grantown-on-Spey.
However Tritech Nairn operates from premises at the former RAF base, now home of 39 Engineer Regiment.
Tom MacLennan held out hope for employees, saying: “We believe there is a viable business underlying recent contract-related losses and we will continue to trade the company while actively seeking a buyer.”