Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


French nuclear group Areva is to cut 1,000 jobs in Germany during 2016 and 2017. The job reduction will mainly affect the group's site in Offenbach which Areva intends to shut down by mid-2016.

Activities and employees shall be removed to Erlangen und Karlstein but overall the number of employees will decline from currently 5,126 to 3,752. This is due to the fact that the job cuts are being affected on top of a restructuring programme already announced in 2011 which previews a job reduction of 500 positions.

Areva has recently announced a loss of almost €5 billion. Moreover, the market conditions in Germany changed due to the shutdown of any nuclear reactors by 2022. For previous restructurings see Areva-2008, Areva-2009 and Areva-2013.


  • 15 April 2015: Lesechos


Eurofound (2015), Areva, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 79310, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79310.