Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Berlin, Hamburg, Cottbus
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.11 - Production of electricity

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
6 March 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


As announced on March 6, 2013, Swedish energy provider Vattenfall will cut 1,500 jobs in Germany. This is due weakened market conditions, decreasing demand for energy and production overcapacities. Additionally, it is reported that the company suffers from the German nuclear phase-out.

Employees are affected at the sites in Berlin, Hamburg and Cottbus. In total, Vattenfall will cut about 2,500 jobs, 400 of them in Sweden and 500 in the Netherlands. Job cuts shall be realized by the end of 2014.

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


  • 6 March 2013: Vattenfall (press release)
  • 7 March 2013: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2013), Vattenfall, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 75048, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75048.