Western Australian utilities firm Horizon Power has announced that it will outsource engineering work previously performed in-house to external contractors, barely weeks following the launch of a widespread retrenchment drive.

Frank Tudor, Horizon’s managing director, said the company already plans to issue a request for expressions of interest from contractors who can undertake work previously performed by the engineering and projects division. Tudor’s announcement arrives less than a fortnight after the regional power supplier confirmed plans to reduce its staff…