On August 7, 2013, ENGIE subsidiary company Elengy and the Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire completed their first transhipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) between the two high-capacity LNG carriers Ben Badis and Gemini. The operation was not just a first for France, but a world first.
In its 2014 Activities Report, ENGIE identifies the energy transition as one of its key levers for adapting to, and reducing the effects of, climate change. Its aim is to become the energy architect for tomorrow's world by focusing its own energies on renewables, energy efficiency, the natural gas supply system and the new business lines made possible by digital technology.
In 2009, the Group was awarded a 14-year contract to provide Chile with electricity generated using Liquefied Natural Gas regasified at the future Mejillones terminal. The goal set was to supply around 20% of power demand for the north of Chile. The Mejillones LNG terminal site can start.
London-based environmental geography student Tessa Brett introduces us to the city she was born in. With over 9 million residents, London is a megalopolis with a multiyear commitment to set the benchmark for sustainable development in Europe. London has set itself the goal of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% between now and 2015 through a series of renewable energy development projects and innovative initiatives.
In August 2010, ENGIE delivered its first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Shanghai in China. This first delivery was the beginning of close cooperation between the Group and Chinese industry stakeholders over the import and storage of LNG to meet the country's strong demand for energy.
On June 2, a team of 16 students from the University of Leuven in Belgium unveiled Punch One, its new prototype for a solar powered car developed in partnership with Laborelec, the Group's specialist electrical technologies research center. The new vehicle was unveiled at a ceremony attended by King Philippe of Belgium and representatives of ENGIE, one of the project's lead sponsors.
On July 3, ENGIE arrived in Dunkerque, Northern France, as part of its 'Tour de France of Climate Solutions' initiative to highlight the climate change challenges facing the COP21 meeting, and local initiatives that encourage the energy transition, including innovative Smart City and Power-to-Gas projects.
La Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), the ENGIE Group subsidiary and France's leading producer of electricity from renewable sources, is involved in developing hydrogen energy in the Rhône-Alpes region. Flexible and storable, hydrogen offers a pathway to the future for renewables, because it provides a way to store energy in gaseous form and the opportunity to develop a network of hydrogen fuel filling stations.
The J’apprends l’Energie educational initiative developed in France has been adapted for the Italian education system, and was launched in Italy this March. Showcased at Expo Milano 2015, it is now preparing for its return in September, with an educational contest called 'The Energy of Chefs', which is dedicated to the use of energy in cooking.
The LNG carrier Provalys has been owned by the Group since 2006. She is reputed to be the world's largest LNG carrier currently in service. She can store and carry up to 150,000 m3 of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Every year, Provalys covers thousands of kilometers crisscrossing the world's oceans to deliver her cargoes to gas-consuming countries.