Internal restructuring
Région Wallonne; Prov. Liège; Arr. Liège
Location of affected unit(s)
Ruien and Awirs
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

132 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 May 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Electrabel, a supplier in electricity and gas and a member of a French company GDF Suez, annouced its intention to close two power stations in France. As a result 132 jobs will be lost, most of them (105 jobs) in Ruien (Flanders).

It is reported that the union leaders are skeptical about the closure plans, since the company does not have financial difficulties. According to the them, both power stations are old and if the company wants to keep them operational, the management should make substantial investments.  They expect the company would propose some solutions to the workers affected by the restructuring. 


  • 16 May 2012: Le Soir


Eurofound (2012), Electrabel, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 73738, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73738.