Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hamburg, Kassel
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Extraction Of Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas
06.1 - Extraction of crude petroleum

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
21 February 2019
Foreseen end date
1 September 2020


As confirmed on 21February 2019, Wintershall DEA will be cutting 800 jobs in Germany due to internal restructuring within the next 18 months. The job reduction is part of the merger of Wintershall and DEA which will be finalised in the first half of 2019, making Wintershall DEA Germany’s leading raw material company. Cuts will mainly affect the company’s headquarters in Hamburg and Kassel. According to the works council every other job in Germany is affected by the job reduction. Wintershall DEA guaranteed to exclude compulsory redundancies and plant closures until July 2020. The Mining, Chemicals and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE) announced a strong opposition to Wintershall DEA’s plans.

Wintershall DEA will be cutting 1,000 of its 4,200 jobs worldwide.



Eurofound (2019), Wintershall Dea, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 97406, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97406.