Areva cuts jobs at Bremerhaven

Delays to German projects have hit activity at Bremerhaven

Delays to German projects have hit activity at Bremerhaven

Areva Wind is cutting hundreds of jobs at its German manufacturing facilities as delays in offshore wind projects have led to a lull in turbine orders.

The company will reduce its staff of employees with fixed contracts at facilities in Bremerhaven and nearby Stade to 500 by year-end from 660 now, an Areva spokeswoman told Recharge.

“Project delays in Germany are also affecting Areva turbines,” the spokeswoman said.

“Areva has to reduce jobs in Germany. In the mid-term, Areva believes in the German market, however. Growth will return.”

Bremerhaven and Stade are slated to be part of Areva’s contribution to the offshore wind joint venture company the French group plans to form with Gamesa of Spain, which was Log in to read complete article.

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