Internal restructuring
Nordrhein-Westfalen; Düsseldorf; Oberhausen
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41.10 - Development of building projects

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 August 2015
Employment effect (start)
28 August 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Bilfinger, a German civil and industrial engineering specialist, will cut 750 jobs in its power plant division, which is currently up for sale. The trade union IG Metall has called for the company to introduce short-time work as an alternative to redundancies.

Subsidiary of Bilfinger, Babcock Borsig Steinmüller at Oberhausen will cut 400 out of 1,150 jobs across Germany. A total of 190 jobs will be affected in its administration department, mostly in the company's headquarter in Oberhausen. In addition, the company's assembly department will be subject to this reduction.

Moreover, Piping Technologies, another subsidiary of Bilfinger, producing pipes for the power plant production in Oberhausen, will cut 350 out of 800 jobs. A total of 200 job cuts will take place in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The two subsidiaries have already cut jobs over the past few years and in 2014 Bilfinger announced that 800 positions will be eliminated in Germany as part of its previously announced restructuring programme affecting 1,250 jobs worldwide (See 2014). 


  • 28 August 2015: Handelsblatt (online)
  • 29 August 2015: DerWesten (online)


Eurofound (2015), Bilfinger, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 84760, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84760.