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.
Innovation is a strategic challenge for GDF SUEZ. That challenge is taken up by the Group's research centers, which include Cylergie, a hi-tech laboratory dedicated to maximizing the energy and environmental efficiency of heating plants and district heating systems, as well as developing renewables.
The specialist publication Energy Risk magazine, has released its annual Energy Risk Rankings and GDF SUEZ Trading is #1 in 7 categories.
Villages Nature is an eco-tourism destination project located in Marne-la-Vallée. It will be fully heated by a geothermal energy network, conceived, built, financed and operated by Kyotherm, Omnes Capital and two subsidiaries of GDF SUEZ: Cofely Réseaux and Storengy.
The ice slurry generator developed by GDF SUEZ subsidiary company AXIMA Réfrigération reduces the refrigeration plant capacity required for refrigeration energy storage by between 20% and 50%. Last year's GDF SUEZ Innovation Award winner is now in the running for a second award at CFIA - France's largest food industry fair - in Rennes on March 10-12 this year.
DIYA ONE... the robot that wishes us well. This 100% French robot makes it possible to purify the air in an entire building. Programmed with artificial intelligence, it has been developed out of a cooperation agreement between Cofely Services and Partnering Robotics, and offers enormous potential in terms of building services, energy efficiency and occupant wellbeing.
It's a huge achievement for the French women's tennis team represented by Team GDF SUEZ, led and coached by Amélie Mauresmo. They gave it everything they had to beat the Italian team and claim their place in the Fed Cup semifinal against the Czech Republic on April 18 and 19.