Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, UK, Denmark
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
10 September 2016
Foreseen end date
10 September 2017


Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced the creation of 130 full-time equivalent jobs in its Area Wind business  within the next twelve months. Vattenfall is investing EUR 5 billion in the expansion of wind and other renewable energy production.  It was reported that "the firm is looking to fill posts in its commercial and technical areas, including project management and site operations".

The main investments are offshore projects like Sandbank in Germany, Aberdeen in UK or Horns Rev 3 in Denmark, as well as the company's first large-scale solar project in connection with an onshore windfarm. Vattenfall's  ambition is to expand the wind energy capacity every year by 400 to 600 MW. More than 600 employees are working today in this business.


  • 6 September 2016: Vattenfall (press release)
  • 6 September 2016: WindPower Offshore


Eurofound (2016), Vattenfall, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 88712, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88712.