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Siemens Gamesa axes around 2,900 jobs as part of new strategy

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 29/09/2022 Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa announced the next step in the implementation of its new operating model, which includes a reduction in its staff of around 2,900 positions. The company stated it forms part of the Mistral strategy program and is designed to unlock the its full potential and enable profitable growth in the long term through a simplified and leaner structure.

Around 2,900 positions will be impacted globally, particularly in Siemens Gamesa’s major European countries: Denmark (800), Germany (300), Spain (475) and the United Kingdom (50). They company revealed further reductions are planned in other countries across the world, and details for all affected countries will be defined in negotiations with the workers’ councils.

Siemens Gamesa stated it will closely collaborate with employee representatives to minimise the impact of this adjustment, prioritising natural attrition and internal transfers. The negotiation period will start at the beginning of October 2022.

Following the launch of Mistral, an organizational review was initiated to identify synergies across several functions, and to adjust the manufacturing footprint and capacity to match market demands. Additionally, and in order to realise the company's projections for growth, Siemens Gamesa is working to strengthen specific areas within key leading markets to capitalise on its market position in offshore, as well as growing across the entire value chain and driving a project-centric business approach.

The new operating model and organizational structure will become effective on January 1, 2023, while headcount will be adjusted accordingly following negotiations with the workers’ councils, and no later than fiscal year 2025.

“It is never easy to make such a decision, but now is the time to take decisive and necessary actions to turn the company around and ensure a sustainable future. We need to build a stronger and more competitive Siemens Gamesa to secure our position as a key player in the green energy transition,” said Siemens Gamesa CEO Jochen Eickholt.

Siemens Gamesa manufacturers turbines for deployment both onshore and offshore. It recently broke ground (21 September 2022) on an expansion of its offshore nacelle facility in Taichung, Taiwan. The Siemens Gamesa offshore nacelle plant in Taichung is the largest production facility of its kind in Taiwan. The expansion will more than triple the plot area up to 90,000 square meters and is expected to more than triple the number of Siemens Gamesa people working locally.


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