Internal restructuring
Norge; Sør-Østlandet; Østfold
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.32 - Manufacture of other electronic and electric wires and cables

90 - 115 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2015
Foreseen end date
31 May 2015


French cables and cabling systems manufacturer Nexans is dismissing 90 employees at its facility in Halden.The affected employees were informed on April 14 that 90 will be permanently dismissed by the end of May. At the same time, 25 additional employees at the factory are being tamporarily laid off.

The process of deciding where the cuts will be made is ongoing. The management is in dialogue with union representatives and are keeping employees informed about the process as it unfolds.

The restructuring comes in response to the difficult market situation in the petroleum sector and fewer contracts won by the company than expected. The facility in Halden employs 900 of the company's 1,750 employees. About 90 employees have been temporarily laid off since January.


  • 14 April 2015: Halden Arebeiderblad
  • 14 April 2015: Dagens Næringsliv
  • 22 December 2014: Halden Arebeiderblad


Eurofound (2015), Nexans, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 79247, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79247.