As announced on 27 October 2009, DONG Energy has decided to adjust production
capacity at its Danish power stations as a result of declining demand for
Unfortunately, this adjustment of production capacity and other measures to
reduce costs will also entail staff reductions. The management of the business
area DONG Energy Power today presented a plan involving a reduction in the
number of jobs by approximately 275. The reductions will primarily affect the
Danish power stations, the engineering positions in Power and technical
“This is an unfortunate situation, and we will offer the affected employees
assistance to help them move on,” said Niels Bergh-Hansen, Executive Vice
President, DONG Energy.
Management and the trade unions will together organise the process with a view
to notifying the affected employees by the end of November.
On 27 October, DONG Energy announced its plans to shut down two Danish power
station units with effect from 1 April 2010. This will take total capacity of
980 MW out of production, corresponding to 18 per cent of DONG Energy's thermal
power station capacity and 14 per cent of the company's combined output
capacity at the end of 2009.
The information provided in this announcement will not change the previous
financial guidance for the financial year 2009 or the expected investment
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