GE and ENGIE strengthen their partnership in digital technologies

  • GE and ENGIE have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve the performance of ENGIE’s electricity generation activities and pledge cooperation in managing ENGIE’s energy assets, as well as its activities’ performance.
  • Through the new GE Digital Foundry in Paris and ENGIE Digital Factory, GE and ENGIE commit to cooperate on projects to develop a digital and innovation culture.

GE and ENGIE signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct innovative initiatives and jointly review digital solutions, in particular to optimize the performance of the electricity generation assets of ENGIE, one of the largest technology operators developed by GE in the world.

This partnership features collaboration between the world’s largest digital industrial group and a global energy player committed to be the leader in energy transition worldwide. GE has well-rounded experience in Internet industrial solutions and energy management software. The ENGIE Group brings its unique know-how in energy engineering, electricity generation and distribution, as well as in renewable energies and energy storage technologies.

For ENGIE, this agreement will facilitate, among others:

  • Improvements in the performance and reliability of electricity production assets and electricity grid management;
  • Collaboration in digital transformation (Leadership programs, Design thinking, Fast works, etc.);
  • Cooperation between ENGIE Digital Factory teams and those of the GE Digital Foundry;
  • Participation in GE’s electricity digitalization network.

At the MOU signing, Judith Hartmann, Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, declared: “With this partnership, we are continuing the Group’s digital transformation. Thanks to GE’s expertise in the field we will be able to accelerate the ramp-up of our Digital Factory and improve the management of our energy assets, thereby enhancing operational performance.”

“This partnership constitutes a key step for the energy industry in the digital era,” emphasized Mark Hutchinson, Chairman and CEO of GE Europe. “Combining our expertise with ENGIE enables us to explore new digital solutions in very different areas and create value.”

About GE

GE is a global digital industrial group transforming industry thanks to software-controlled machines and solutions that are interconnected, custom-tailored and predictive. GE is organized around a global knowledge exchange, the “GE Store” (the GE product offering), by which each activity shares and accesses the same technologies, markets, structures and know-how. Each invention feeds the innovations and applications of all GE industrial sectors. Thanks to its employees, services, technology and size, GE produces the best results for its customers, while speaking the language of industry.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

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ENGIE and Thales to Build Rail Systems for the Regional Express Train joining Dakar to the new airport

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ENGIE (mandatory) and Thales have been selected1 by APIX (the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public Works, under the office of President of Senegal) to design and build systems and infrastructures for the new Dakar Regional Express Train. The contract is valued at €225 million.

The Regional Express Train (Train Express Régional, or TER) will link Dakar to the new Blaise Diagne international airport in less than 50 minutes. It is part of the “Emerging Senegal” restructuring plan launched by the Senegalese government in 2014 to promote the country’s social and economic development.

The link will be built in two phases: city of Dakar – Diamniadio (36 km), and city of Diamniadio – Blaise Diagne International Airport (19 km). Construction of the systems is expected to take 26 months, and is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2016, with systems coming on line in late 2018.

Smart systems using state-of-the-art technology

As project managers, particularly for the design phase, ENGIE Ineo (mandatory), a subsidiary of the ENGIE group, and Thales (subcontractor) will direct the engineering group, provide overall management, and conduct all integration testing. During the system construction, the teams will contribute their expertise at several levels, using the most innovative, state-of-the-art technologies:

  • Management of the fiber optic network for communication between trains and command center;
  • Technical supervision of all train station equipment;
  • Train control system: rail signaling;
  • Power supply (low voltage: fire detection, public address system, video surveillance, passenger information, etc.);
  • Catenary power station, etc.

The consortium will work closely with other companies assigned to the civil engineering, tracks, and stations portions of the project, as well as rolling stock. The consortium will also be supported by its local partner, Senegalese company CSE, for the civil and electrical engineering work and the installation and management of construction sites and living quarters.

This contact award constitutes recognition of the expertise of ENGIE Ineo, which creates and develops efficient and innovative solutions for connected cities and regions. It also illustrates the ENGIE Group’s commitment to develop its various activities in Africa generally, and in Senegal in particular, beyond ENGIE’s existing positions in North and South Africa.

Present in Africa for 50 years, ENGIE develops and operates electrical power production facilities (wind, solar, and thermal) in a number of countries and provides energy services (engineering, facility management, energy efficiency). It is also working toward developing gas infrastructures on the continent. This project is a new example of the Group’s ability to contribute to the territorial development and to African cities of tomorrow.

In the transportation sector, Thales, is a world leader in rail signaling, both for mainline rail (72,000 km controlled by Thales) and urban mass transportation (present in 40 cities), with development projects across 50 countries. In Africa, Thales is a player of reference in land transportation, with the deployment of signaling, ticketing and telecommunications solutions across Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.

With over 30 years presence in Africa, Thales is partner of choice in the continent, across many of its other core markets, including aerospace, space, defence and security.

1 The 22nd of July 2016, ENGIE and Thales have received notice of provisional award for the project. This represents the first milestone in international bid processes, and marks the start of the mandatory appeals period ahead of the final contract signing.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

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ENGIE joins forces with IBM to deploy smarter cities solutions and improve the quality of life for citizens

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Armonk, July 26, 2016 – ENGIE, a global leader in energy transition, today announced a new initiative with IBM. This nonexclusive, technological and commercial alliance is designed to improve the management of cities by looking at patterns, event correlation, anomaly detection and real-time data across all parts of cities.

Whether it’s a traffic jam, a building fire, or a large sporting event, city officials need a reliable solution to adapt to constant changes and challenges. IBM and ENGIE will be combining some IBM solutions (Watson IoT, IBM Bluemix) together with ENGIE’s expertise on cities’ needs to help them collect, analyze and manage data from IoT, social media, and other systems to prevent risks, alert authorities, and organize rescues.

Experts from both IBM and ENGIE are already working on several projects in Europe and the Middle-East. Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO met Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman and CEO on July 25th to review the alliance.

About ENGIE and the Cities of Tomorrow

ENGIE is, directly or through its fully-owned subsidiary ENGIE INEO, a leader for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of integrated solutions for the Cities of Tomorrow.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

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“ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Énergies” invests in Green Bio Energy to develop improved cooking implements in Uganda

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ENGIE has taken an 18.5% minority stake in Green Bio Energy, a company active in Uganda where it produces improved cookstoves and charcoal briquettes reconstituted from waste materials. Disadvantaged communities manufacture the briquettes as part of a green circular economy model, utilizing wood charcoal dust and burnt banana peels. By making use of recovered waste, Green Bio Energy replaces traditional fuels such as wood, thereby effectively countering deforestation while providing customers an alternative that is custom-tailored to local cooking practices. The company also produces locally improved cookstoves, thereby maximizing its effectiveness with users. The stoves are numbered and may be traced, thus enabling their distributors to take advantage of carbon credits.

With some 2.7 billion people worldwide without safe, hygienic cooking systems, the dissemination of improved cookstoves will help reduce households’ fuel consumption and decrease air pollution in homes.

Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, declared: “The ENGIE Group is very happy to be diversifying the activity of ‘ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies’ by supporting this key challenge of improved cookstoves, of major significance for those most in need, and thus promote Green Bio Energy’s development in this sector. This investment expands upon the fund’s traditional involvement in promoting access to sustainable energy for everyone.”

Vincent Kienzler, Managing Director of Green Bio Energy, added: “The support and confidence of ‘ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Énergies’ will enable us to accelerate our development in Uganda and in the region and extend our work with these populations. Green Bio Energy’s goal is to improve the quality of life of nearly 300,000 people by reducing emissions of fine particulate matter in homes and over 268,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions by the year 2020.”

Green Bio Energy is the 17th investment of “ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” and its 6th in Africa. After investments in Fenix International, BBOXX and PEG Ghana in individual solar systems, Simgas in biogas, and Ausar Energy in micro grids, the fund thus diversifies its portfolio and is now active in the area of improved cookstoves and waste energy recovery.

About “ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Énergies”

ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Énergies is a high impact ENGIE fund investing in sustainable energy access projects in support of disadvantaged populations. With €50 million in capital, the fund’s vocation is to invest in projects with high social and environmental benefits that are economically viable and are supported by innovative entrepreneurs.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

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ENGIE chooses Singapore for its green-energy R&D centre of excellence in Southeast Asia

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With support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), ENGIE Lab Singapore opened today, to act as a regional hub for energy innovation and technology in Southeast Asia.

ENGIE Lab Singapore focuses on three fields: smart energy systems for cities and islands, industrial energy efficiency and gas technologies. It will support and collaborate with the ENGIE entities that are already established in the region. The teams will manage R&D projects and provide services based on their technological expertise which includes managing new energies, digital systems such as Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile apps, as well as strengthen existing technologies to enhance energy-related infrastructures and energy uses.

The opening of the ENGIE Lab Singapore is a key milestone of the development strategy of ENGIE in Southeast Asia to support the transition to low-carbon energy sources,” said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE Chief Executive Officer. “Singapore’s dynamic innovation ecosystem and regional connectivity provides the right environment for us to set up this leading-edge R&D centre to develop practical solutions to meet the energy challenges in the region, and will help businesses to maintain their technological excellence.”

With more than 1,600 employees already in Singapore spanning activities in power generation, energy services, energy trading, LNG and research, the formal opening of ENGIE Lab Singapore paves the way for further green energy developments in Singapore and the region, and further partnerships in the field of low-carbon technologies and innovation.

The establishment of ENGIE Lab Singapore follows two years of successful collaboration in the region. Since September 2014, ENGIE has already developed a strong partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) through its energy laboratory “ERI@N”. Both parties agreed to collaborate on various research and academic training topics and are working on new ways to lead the energy transition through a series of innovative projects, such as:

  • PowerZee, a gaming app involving students to reduce energy consumption on NTU campus
  • Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator (REIDS) program, the largest micro-grid demonstration platform in tropical area
  • IoT open innovation challenge for the cities of tomorrow
  • Advanced monitoring and analytics systems for gas pipelines

“We are pleased that ENGIE is growing its activities in Singapore, across the energy services, power generation and energy trading businesses. ENGIE’s decision to establish its first Asia-Pacific research centre in Singapore is testament to our strong base of capabilities that can enable companies to develop, test and commercialise innovative urban solutions to serve Asia and beyond. We look forward to ENGIE deepening its partnership with Singapore’s research institutes and universities to customise smart city and energy management solutions for the region,” Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, EDB.

ENGIE Lab Singapore is the latest addition to the strong international R&D network of the Group, which now includes 11 high-level research centres called “ENGIE Labs”, with a total of 1,100 researchers and experts, across all the continents. The ENGIE Labs worldwide ecosystem continuously brings new added-value to the fast changing global energy market and contributes actively to the innovation strategy of the Group. It is part of “ENGIE Tech”, the new businesses factory of the Group, created in June 2016.

Innovative projects and actions carried out by ENGIE Lab Singapore with Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Power Zee – How to engage students on a campus to reduce their energy footprint?

PowerZee is an application that can be uploaded on a smart phone by students of NTU Campus. Based on gaming principles, it empowers students to decrease energy consumption in buildings by doing simple things which they gain points for, such as using the staircase instead of the elevator, or a fan instead of air conditioning. After testing a prototype version on the NTU campus, ENGIE and ERI@N are now involved in the further deployment and commercialization of PowerZee, targeting numerous universities in the region.

REIDS – The Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator in Singapore project paving the way for new smart energy grids for islands and remote locations

The REIDS initiative aims at developing a micro-grid demonstrator on Semakau Island in Singapore, which will address the issue of energy access for off-grid areas, a major challenge for the energy world today. Together with Schneider Electric R&D teams, ENGIE Lab Singapore will develop a Multiple Energies Solution, integrating various renewable energy sources and storage systems from a series of partners. This program will focus on creating synergies and optimizing the use of those different technologies to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for islands and remote sites in the region.

An open innovation challenge on connected objects in the city

ENGIE Lab Singapore is currently involved in the organization of an Open Innovation challenge in Asia-Pacific region focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), in partnership with NTU, EDB and Sigfox. During this process, innovative concepts linking the IoT and the challenges of the city of tomorrow will be selected, prototyped and tested within the EcoCampus Living Lab of NTU.

Enhancing energy efficiency on industrial sites

ENGIE Lab Singapore also offers high-level expertise on energy efficiency for industry. It will provide consulting services for optimizing industrial processes and help countries to reduce their industrial carbon footprint.

Transition from traditional energy sources to natural gas

ENGIE Lab Singapore is also committed to work on the transition from the use of traditional energy sources to clean ones. The Lab is currently carrying out its first project with NTU and Singapore Power on natural gas network, monitoring techniques to improve fault detection and to decrease maintenance costs.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, and energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).


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Ana Busto is appointed ENGIE Senior Vice President, Brand and Communications

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As of 1 October 2016, Ana Busto is appointed Senior Vice President, Brand and Communications of the ENGIE Group. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Isabelle Kocher, she will also sit on ENGIE’s Executive Committee.

Ana Busto started her career in Prague in 1994 working as a cultural officer for Belgium’s public service and then as a consultant for the Eu­ropean Commission from 1998 to 2000, based in Latvia. In 2000, she joined the global law firm Clifford Chance, in the Netherlands, as a Communications Manager. In 2005, she became Internal Communications Manager at the IT Consulting Services firm Steria. She joined Sodexo in 2008 as Vice President, Internal Communications. From 2012, she became Sodexo Group Chief Brand and Communications Officer and in 2014 she joined the Sodexo Executive Committee.

A Spanish citizen, Ana Busto is a graduate from the Institute for Translators and Interpreters (ISTI) in Belgium and has a Master in Corporate Communications from the Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).


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La Poste and ENGIE partner to develop green mobility in France and Europe using alternative fuels VNG/bioVNG and hydrogen

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La Poste Group and ENGIE, via its wholly owned subsidiary GNVert, are developing various eco-mobility projects that make use of natural gas and hydrogen in conjunction with their green and sustainable mobility goals. La Poste Group and ENGIE will be cooperating for example to design refueling solutions for certain La Poste fleets of VNG/bioVNG* and hydrogen vehicles.

Philippe Wahl, Chief Executive Officer of La Poste group, and Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, signed a cooperation agreement to develop various eco-mobility projects, in particular through the use of Vehicle Natural Gas (VNG), an alternative fuel with recognized environmental and economic advantages, and hydrogen (H2), a promising fuel that offers good driving range that emits only water vapor. Their European scale agreement covers 5 years. The objective for La Poste Group is to establish its leadership in sustainable mobility by prioritizing large-scale use of low CO2 fuel emission vehicles, making a significant contribution to reducing air and noise pollution in cities. Through GNVert, the partnership will enable ENGIE to contribute to the development of the promising alternative fuels market, based on fuels that are less CO2 emitting and without particulates. The agreement also establishes conditions necessary for the development of biomethane fuel (bioVNG), a renewable natural gas fuel from methanization of waste.

At the same time, La Poste Group and ENGIE commit to collaborate on an awareness campaign and coordinated communications on eco-mobility in conjunction with the energy transition.

For over 10 years, La Poste Group has been carrying out a significant sustainable development policy and today has one of the largest electric vehicle fleets in the world, with close to 30,000 motor vehicles – trucks, automobiles, 4-wheel and 3-wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and electric bicycles. La Poste is also engaged in an ambitious research and development program focused on the use of the clean vehicles of tomorrow, testing cars and bicycles operating on hydrogen. For the past year, La Poste Group is also involved in developing Vehicle Natural Gas (VNG) vehicles for use throughout France. The Group has already deployed 40 light vans used to make last-mile express package deliveries and will have a hundred in circulation by the end of the year.

As an energy revolution pioneer, ENGIE considers transportation a major development focus. Transportation is responsible for 23% of CO2 emissions in the world (and even 30% in Europe); 95% of the energy consumed by this sector comes from oil. Today, the transformation to mobility that is less CO2 emitting, less polluting, and more fluid is essential, particularly in cities where three out of every four persons will live by the year 2050. To meet this challenge, ENGIE is developing urban planning advisory activities, solutions for public transport (electrification, signal system installations, service optimization), alternative fuels (including natural gas and electric mobility) and digital platforms to increase traffic flows. To accelerate the adoption of alternative fuels, the ENGIE Group has decided to invest up to €100 million over five years to develop natural gas fuel for trucks in Europe.

* VNG is a fuel made from 100% natural gas. The bioNGV is a fuel composed of biomethane, renewable gas from the anaerobic digestion of waste (organic material).

About La Poste group

La Poste group is a public limited company wholly owned by the French government, organized into five subsidiaries: Mail and Parcels Service, Postal Bank, GeoPost, and Digital. The group is active in 40 countries and on four continents. Each day, La Poste’s 17,000 outlets, constituting France’s leading local sales network, services 1.6 million customers. Each year, six days a week, La Poste distributes 22.9 billion items throughout the world (letters, printed advertising materials, and parcels). In 2015, the group generated revenues of €23.045 billion, including 20.8% from international operations, and employed 260,000 people. More accessible, more connected, La Poste is speeding its digital transformation by offering a range of services on the basis of its role as global exchange operator. In its strategic business plan, “La Poste 2020: Winning the Future,” La Poste set the objective of accelerating the development of its five subsidiaries and capturing new territories. Available for everyone, everywhere and every day, La Poste puts the human element and trust at the heart of customer relationships, with the ambition of becoming the leading human services company with a local focus.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

About GNVert

A wholly owned subsidiary of the ENGIE Group, GNVert has been the leader in France since 1998 for alternative fuel solutions (CNG, BioCNG, LNG, H2, etc.) and operates 140 VNG stations and 1 H2 station. GNVert employs 45 people and achieved revenues of €30 million in 2015.

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ENGIE and Nareva Holding strengthen their partnership

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ENGIE and Nareva Holding sign an agreement to pool their skills and accelerate their development in North and West Africa.

Casablanca, 24 June 2016 – Today, 24 June 2016, ENGIE and Nareva Holding, a company of SNI Group, announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, strengthening their existing partnership in Morocco by extending it to other African countries.

Through this MOU, the two operators join forces to develop new power generation and energy services projects in Africa, especially in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Ghana and Cameroon.

Sharing common objectives and benefiting from complementary skills, ENGIE and Nareva are strengthening their collaboration in order to use their extensive knowledge and recognised expertise to serve countries in the region, providing Africa with energy infrastructures that are essential for its development.

The two groups share the objective to build a portfolio of additional assets of 5,000 to 6,000 MW between 2020 and 2025, producing the equivalent of the average consumption of more than 10 million families in the countries concerned.

This agreement reinforces the close ties between the two partners, already demonstrated through the Tarfaya wind farm, the largest wind farm in Africa, and the construction of the Safi thermal power plant.

Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, said: “Strong partnerships are at the heart of ENGIE’s strategy in Africa. We are pleased to expand our presence on the continent together with Nareva, working towards a common goal: to help improve access to energy. This agreement will enable us to accelerate the provision of innovative and sustainable energy solutions for the economic and social development of Africa.

Mr. Ahmed Nakkouch, Nareva President and CEO, said: “This agreement represents a new milestone in our relationship with ENGIE. Together, we enter into this partnership with the same pioneering spirit that inspired us during our first cooperation for the construction of Tarfaya wind farm, the largest in Africa. Together with ENGIE, we want to develop energy projects that will create value for Africa and for all stakeholders.

About Nareva Holding

An independent electricity company, Nareva Holding provides its customers with socially responsible, competitive and sustainable services and solutions while ensuring that it creates value for its human capital, its shareholders, and its stakeholders.

Nareva Holding has a portfolio of energy assets of over 3000 MW (including 1650 MW of wind power). The Moroccan company already operates five wind farms in Morocco, including the Tarfaya wind farm (300 MW), one of the largest in Africa, and is building the Safi thermal power plant (2×693 MW).

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, and energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

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ENGIE creates its Digital Factory and announces two global partnerships with C3 IoT and Kony

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ENGIE boosts its transformation with the creation of its Digital Factory, a global Centre of Excellence dedicated to supporting the digital transformation of operational entities.

Placed under the responsibility of Yves Le Gélard, ENGIE Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer, the Digital Factory will gather around a hundred internal and external experts, in addition to all the digital experts already present within the Group, who will bring their expertise to the ENGIE’s 24 business units across the world, and thus foster their transformation projects and digital programmes.

The Digital Factory will enable ENGIE to develop applications on platforms, on a large scale, in order to improve operational performance and to offer new products and services to its residential, business and industrial customers whilst improving its clients’ experience. The fields of application are infinite and could potentially impact all Group’s businesses – from predictive maintenance of industrial facilities over to the customer journeys, or smart cities. Several priority areas have been identified on topics such as big data, mobile apps, and the Internet of Things.

“In an energy sector that is in the midst of a revolution, digital technology is an essential component of our offers, a key competitiveness factor and a powerful lever for the transformation of our processes. Thus we choose to invest to develop our own cutting edge digital competencies, mobilizing global partners through excellence platforms”, said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE Chief Executive Officer. “These platforms, gathered within the Digital Factory, will enable us to accelerate the implementation of the Group transformation plan.”

ENGIE is announcing two partnerships with global leaders:

  • C3 IoT, one of the leading Silicon Valley companies working on big data and data analysis. This partnership is built in particular on ENGIE’s use of C3 IoT’s platform, which is designed to manage data from smart objects and can deal with high-volume and high-performance requirements. The aim is to support ENGIE’s development in the digital economy in keeping with the exponential growth in smart devices.
  • Kony, one of the global leaders in the field of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. The aim of this partnership is to enable all Group entities to accelerate the time to market of mobile app projects and to strengthen the digital expertise of ENGIE’s teams as a way of offering new user experiences to customers and employees.

These two agreements follow the May 2016 agreement with Fjord, Accenture’s design and innovation studio, which aims at creating digital services likely to disrupt the business and residential markets.

The creation of the Digital Factory is a key milestone in ENGIE’s three-year transformation plan: the Group is aiming to redesign its portfolio by focusing on its three business areas: low-carbon electricity generation, energy infrastructures, and integrated solutions for its customers (residential customers, business customers, and territories). To do this, the Group has launched a €15 billion portfolio rotation programme and a €22 billion investment programme. ENGIE plans especially to invest €1.5 billion in new businesses and digital over three years.

About C3 IoT

C3 IoT provides a full-stack IoT development platform (PaaS) that enables the rapid design, development, and deployment of even the largest-scale big data / IoT applications that leverage telemetry, elastic cloud computing, analytics, and machine learning to apply the power of predictive analytics to any business value chain. C3 IoT also provides a family of turn-key SaaS IoT applications including predictive maintenance, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply chain optimization, investment planning, and customer engagement.

About Kony

Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony’s cross-platform solution helps organizations design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

Source:: ENGIE creates its Digital Factory and announces two global partnerships with C3 IoT and Kony