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Commercial commissioning of the Dunkirk regasification terminal

Publish on 03/01/2017

On 1 January 2017, commercial operations started up at the Dunkirk regasification terminal. This commissioning draws a line under one of the largest industrial construction sites in France.

The Dunkirk terminal is used to import, store and regasify liquefied natural gas (LNG) before delivery with the transmission systems to the places of consumption.

Ideally sited to serve a range of markets

The Dunkirk regasification terminal is the second largest in mainland Europe and is the only one in Europe to be directly connected to two consumption markets: France and Belgium. Its annual regasification capacity of 13 billion m3 accounts for more than 20% of French and Belgian natural gas consumption.

Due to its industrial design, the regasification terminal provides its customers with safe, flexible and extremely reliable services. Its siting in Dunkirk is the ideal position at the crossroads of the seaways between the Channel and the North Sea close to natural gas consumption markets in France and North-Western Europe.

Cutting edge facilities

The regasification terminal is located within the enclosure of the Dunkirk harbour on a site of 56 hectares and is composed of:
  • a jetty that can receive up to 150 LNG tankers per year: from the largest LNG tankers in the world (Qmax tankers with capacity of 267,000 m3) to low-capacity tankers (65,000 m3) for the regional markets. Five articulated arms are installed to unload the ships at maximum flow rate of 14,000 m3/h;
  • three isothermal LNG storage tanks, that can each contain 200,000 m3;
a regasification unit made up of 10 heat exchangers, supplied with tepid water by the neighbouring nuclear power plant in Gravelines with an underwater tunnel 5 km long. This industrial innovation thus provides energy savings that are equivalent to the annual gas consumption of the Dunkirk community.

Natural gas, essential for energy transition

Due to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and absence of fine particles, natural gas has lower environmental impact than other types of fossil fuel, such as oil and coal.

It contributes to energy transition providing a useful complement to carbon-free nuclear power and renewable energies, especially during peak consumption. This increasing complementarity is also revealed in domestic applications, whose technology is being completely overhauled.

Natural gas also has a promising future as transport fuel. In liquefied form at -162°C, its volume is reduced by 600 times, thus facilitating transport and storage. LNG is the choice alternative for long-haulage trucks and maritime navigation, where stricter standards are applied in certain seas, such as the Channel, North Sea and Baltic Sea.

Marc Benayoun, Executive Director of the EDF Group, in charge of the Gas Sector and Italy, stated: I am delighted that commercial operations have started up at the Dunkirk regasification terminal, thus creating a new point of gas importation in France and strengthening security of supply in Europe. It also contributes to the development of the gas supply market, on which the Group already operates with its Italian subsidiary, Edison, and wishes to further strengthen its share. I would especially like to thank the EDF, partners and contractors teams who have worked together since 2012 to complete this strategic asset.

Pascal De Buck, CEO of Fluxys, said: I would like to congratulate and thank all the teams who have contributed to the success of this extensive infrastructure project. At Fluxys, we are especially proud to have been able to contribute by bringing our 30 years of expertise in the field of LNG to the construction of this terminal. In addition, direct connection of the Dunkirk LNG terminal to our Belgian network provides users with easy and flexible access to the natural gas consumption markets in North-Western Europe.

Dalkia Group acquires Fenice Rus

Publish on 14/12/2016

Dalkia Group, one of the leading providers of energy services in France and subsidiary of the EDF Group, acquires through its local holding company DK Energuia Rus, the share capital of Fenice Rus. The transaction was officially completed on September 26, 2016.

Fenice Rus is one of the pioneers of energy services in Russia, providing energy efficiency and environmental services to industrials. With numerous significant projects for such customers as AvtoVAZ and Danone, the company is now among the top-three in the national ranking of energy services providers*.

The acquisition of Fenice Rus fits into Dalkia Group’s development strategy to expand its expertise and to increase the range of services relevant to sustainable development. In this regard, Fenice Rus’ proven expertise in the construction and maintenance of Waste Water Treatment Plants gives an opportunity to enlarge Dalkia Group’s competencies and develop new business. The company pays a lot of attention to sustainable development: Fenice Rus facilities reduce 201 000 tons of CO2 every year.

Through this acquisition, the Group wishes to address the Russian energy efficiency market, which displays great potential both on the industry and the heating networks segments. Dalkia has strong development capacities on these core target markets thanks to its historical expertise in France.

"The growth of energy services on the international market is one of the key goals of EDF’s « Cap 2030 » strategy. Hence we rely on EDF’s worldwide established network to create long-term growth drivers and make full use of synergies. It is the case with Fenice Rus. Its strong competencies and local market knowledge are valuable assets for Dalkia Group who will be happy to design and implement sustainable energy efficiency solutions addressing the needs of Russian customers,” highlighted Jean-Michel Mazalérat, Chairman and CEO of Dalkia.
*According to the "Russian market of energy services - 2015" rating, prepared by RBC.

 
Dalkia: leader in energy savings in France
Dalkia, a subsidiary of the EDF group, is one of the leading providers of energy services in France. Dalkia offers its clients tailor-made solutions scaled to fit each building, city, municipality, region and industrial site. Dalkia rises to the challenge of the energy transition and provides its clients with expertise covering the entire energy chain, from energy supply to optimisation of their energy consumption, as well as operation and maintenance of installations. All Dalkia’s solutions are paired with energy efficiency commitments and long-term performance guarantees.


PRESS CONTACTS:
Angela BLEAHU : + 33 (0)6 16 27 91 40
Anna ZYKOVA : +7 915 116 7166

EDF Group and Skolkovo Foundation announce the signing of a cooperation agreement 25/01/2016

Publish on 25/01/2016

EDF Group and Skolkovo Foundation have concluded a cooperation agreement. The document has been signed by Skolkovo Foundation Vice-President and Executive Director of Energy-Efficient Technologies Cluster Nikolay Grachev and EDF Vice-President for Central and Eastern Europe Pierre de Firmas. The signing ceremony was held amid a meeting of the Franco-Russian Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Council (CEFIC) in the presence of both the French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron and Russian Minister for Economic Development and Trade Alexey Ulyukaev.
The signatories have identified the following key areas for their partnership :

  • energy efficiency at both industrial and urban sites
  • new methods for generating and consuming electricity, smart grids and smart cities, electricity storage and energy efficient electric transport

This cooperation between the EDF Group ans the Skolkovo Foundation, a world-class innovation center, will help to promote new innovative and effective solutions. It contributes to EDF commitments to support sustainable development and reduce СО2 emissions globally, by speeding up the development of renewable energy sources and smart grids, developing competitive offerings in the field of distributed electricity generation, new personalized energy efficiency services...
Nikolay Grachev, Skolkovo Foundation Vice-President and Executive Director of Energy-Efficient Technologies Cluster :
"We are pinning high hopes on working with EDF, which is one of the world’s leading energy companies. EDF also has proven practical experience of implementing energy efficiency projects in Russia. Today’s signing is an important step towards establishing a close and mutually rewarding partnership between our two organizations. This agreement will enable Skolkovo startups to offer their solutions to EDF Group. EDF’s experience and know-how will definitely be in high demand in our innovation eco-system."

About the EDF group

EDF Group, one of the leading players in the ‘energy transition’, is an integrated energy company active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, as well as energy efficiency services. The Group is the global leader in low-СО2 emission electricity generation. It owns a variety of production facilities, mostly comprising nuclear and hydropower plants, renewable energy sources, and CHP plants. The EDF Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 37.8 million customers, of which 28.3 million live in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of € 72.9 billion in 2014, of which 45.2 % was generated outside of France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

About the Skolkovo Foundation

The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 at the initiative of the Russian President. The Foundation’s objectives are to mobilize Russia’s resources in the field of modern applied research and to create a conducive environment for scientific innovations across five priority areas for technological development: energy and energy efficiency, space exploration, biomedicine, and nuclear and computer technologies. The project involves establishing the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech), research institutes, business incubators, a technology transfer and commercialization center, offices of foreign companies and R&D centers, residential areas and community infrastructure, as well as repeating this formula in other designated Russian innovation regions. The activities of the Skolkovo Innovation Center are regulated by a special law which provides its residents with a number of financial privileges. The cumulative revenue of Skolkovo’s resident companies through December 2014 reached $ 1 billion. These companies have raised over $ 220 million in investment, created 13,500 jobs, and filed for over 1,300 patents. By 2020 over 2 million square meters of residential and office space will have been built in Skolkovo, with 35,000 people working there.

Website : www.sk.ru

ALEXANDRA BARSHCHEVSKAYA
SKOLKOVO FOUNDATION PRESS SECRETARY
Phone: +7 (495) 956 00 33, ext. 2657
ab@sk.ru

EDF PRESS OFFICE
Phone: +33 (1) 40 42 46 37
service-de-presse@edf.fr

The all-Russian rating of energy service companies : EDF Fenice Rus at the TOP-3 21/12/2015

Publish on 21/12/2015

EDF Fenice Rus took the 3rd place in the all-Russian rating of energy service companies made by RBC : 

And also Fenice RUS assured the 1st place in the private ranking of companies in the area of "Energy service contracts in the commercial sector" The all-Russian rating of energy service companies - 2015 was prepared in the framework of the research "Russian market of energy services - 2015". In the ranking there are companies that show best results in implementing energy service contracts with customers of the following 4 (main) sectors :

  • state and municipal clients
  • organizations engaged in regulated activities
  • commercial organizations (industrial enterprises)
  • the residential sector

Evaluation criteria :

  • number and variety of contracts (regarding 4 listed sectors)
  • the amount of savings In the contract should be spelled out the condition for achieving a certain value of energy savings as a result of energy saving measures OR the conditions of the full payback due to the savings achieved from the implementation of energy saving measures

EDF Fenice Rus has contracts in the only one sector (Commercial organizations) that means that we are the leading company in the field of energy services for the industrial enterprises.

EDF FENICE RUS
Phone: +7 495 781 93 35
fenice.rus@edf-fenice.com

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