The first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) filling station for Dutch commercial vehicles in the north of the Netherlands was opened on April 8, 2015 at Leeuwarden. As a more eco-friendly and more economical fuel, natural gas now offers a realistic alternative to diesel.
With 3% annual growth, Thailand is enjoying an economic boom, and is now the second most powerful Southeast Asian economy. The GDF SUEZ subsidiaries based here are involved in developing many projects in response to the country's growing energy needs. Find out more about the Group in Thailand.
On March 28, 1965, the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to arrive in France docked at the Le Havre terminal: 35,000 m³ of liquefied methane at -160°C to provide natural gas for the Paris Region. It marked the beginning of the first LNG supply chain between France and Algeria, and the birth of an industrial adventure in which the Group has always been at the forefront.
It's now 10 years ago that France's first wind park to be funded in this way was commissioned by GDF SUEZ. Since then, the Group has developed a range of models for participative funding of renewable energy projects, and is now announcing the upcoming creation of a new crowdfunding platform called Green Channel. Around 10% of the Group's wind power capacity in France is already funded this way.
The Powerz app launched on March 23, 2015 in Singapore encourages students and staff at Nanyang Technological University to play an active role in reducing their environmental footprint. The app was developed by GDF SUEZ Lab Singapore in partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as part of the EcoCampus program.
The GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation attended the 2015 Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) on March 24, 25 and 26 this year to address the central theme of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) won Abu Dhabi Ports Company’s tender for a 3 year contract within its largest port and industrial zone to date. This project, the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) consists of a world-class offshore port, and an integrated industrial zone covering around 420 square kilometres in size.
GDF SUEZ Group subsidiary La Compagnie du Vent published its results for 2014 on March 10; a perfect opportunity to catch up with developments in its solar power and wind power businesses during 2014, and look forward to those yet to come in 2015.
At Stublach in the UK, Storengy is storing natural gas underground in salt caverns. Surrounded by the English countryside, this facility will enable the storage of around 400 million cubic meters of natural gas in 20 caverns.
GDF SUEZ has been engaged in implementing its voluntary gender diversity policy since 2008. In 2011, the Group set itself four quantified targets. One of those was to ensure that women accounted for at least 30% of all personnel hired by 2015. To achieve that target, this industrial group of companies is bringing more women into technical roles.