The engineering consultancy is a non-core business for Vattenfall and the divestment of VPC is a continuation of the consolidation strategy. In March 2011, Vattenfall sold parts of its Swedish engineering consultancy business to Pöyry PLC.
“ With the sale of VPC, Vattenfall consistently continues to deliver on its consolidation since 2009 as a reaction to the difficult market conditions in the energy sector,” says Tuomo Hatakka, Head of Region Continental/UK.
Vattenfall Europe Consultant East with its business seat in Belgrade, Serbia, and Lausitzer Analytik GmbH will also be acquired by Palero.
VPC has a total of 535 employees of which 200 work in the main office in Vetschau. Employees also work in other VPC offices, among them, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Hamburg
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