Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.13 - Distribution of electricity

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Vattenfall, Swedish energy producer, has announced a reduction of staff in Sweden by 400 people.

Globally,  about 2,500 employees might leave the company when Vattenfall has to cut costs by SEK 3 billion during 2013 and by another SEK 1,5 billion 2014. Employees currently working in staff and support functions in Berlin, Hamburg and Cottbus will mainly be affected. The total reduction of staff in Germany is expected to be roughly 1,500 by the end of 2014. For the Netherlands, a headcount reduction of approximately 500 is expected and in other countries the number is 50.

The Vattenfall Group has approximately 34,700 employees. The parent company Vattenfall is 100%-owned by the Swedish state.

For an overall view of the restructuring process in Vattenfall in the EU area, please see factsheet 23626.


  • 6 March 2013: Vattenfall (press release)


Eurofound (2013), Vattenfall, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 75033, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75033.