With 3% annual growth and a population of 68 million, Thailand is a booming economy with rapidly escalating energy needs. Home to around 100 industrial plants, the 15-km Map Ta Phut industrial park south-east of Bangkok is a perfect illustration of this strong growth in action. It's here that the country's largest GLOW GDF SUEZ energy generating plants are located.
In accordance with Electrabel transparency obligations, Electrabel informs that the period of unavailability of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 is reviewed to the 1st of July 2015.
On the 20th of January 2015, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy awarded shares in three exploration licences to GDF SUEZ, within the “Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) round” 2014.
Isabelle Kocher, GDF SUEZ Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, and Jean-François Balducchi, Chief Executive of Atlanpole, have signed a partnership agreement covering the provision of business incubator facilities for the Group's innovative projects in the Loire-Atlantique and Vendée regions of France.
GDF SUEZ has signed twin agreements with Shell and the Indian companies Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation (APGDC) and GAIL for a floating LNG terminal in the port of Kakinada, a city of more than 380,000 residents on the Bay of Bengal. The new floating terminal will be built within the next 18 months.
As lead partner of the Musée du Quai Branly, the GDF SUEZ Foundation is lending its support to the museum's Un Autre Noël (Alternative Christmas) initiative on December 26. This year's event will collect gifts for refugee children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and introduce participating children and their families to the cultures of Central Africa.
GDF SUEZ subsidiary Cofely Ineo and Vinci Energies Group company Citeos have been awarded a contract by the City of Lille and its neighboring communities to develop and implement a sustainable Lighting Plan. The project involve some 26,000 lighting units, delivering an overall 21% energy saving between now and 2019.
Early November saw work begin on installing the Rosny-sous-Bois and Noisy-le-Sec shared geothermal district heating network. Led by GDF SUEZ subsidiary company Cofely Réseaux, YGéo is an ambitious long-term project designed to meet the space heating and domestic hot water needs of around 10,000 home equivalents from 2016 onwards.
On Thursday, November 20, Cofely Italia and Vodafone signed a Facility Management contract covering all 245 of the phone operator's sites in Italy.
The slowdown in natural gas, the advance of coal, the development of unconventional fuels (shale gas and oil), the progress of renewable energy sources as well as the continual growth in CO2 emissions are all evolutions highlighted in the 2014 edition of A World of Energy. Created by GDF SUEZ’s Strategy Management, this publication brings together the main global indicators in matters of energy. The aim of this document is to provide a dynamic global vision of the fundamentals of energy, and to set in them in the context of their size and evolution.