VIDEO: Le MAG Marseille Special: from LNG to Photovoltaic

A visit to the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, the multi-technical maintenance service of a 5-Star hotel in Marseille, and the installation of photovoltaic panels in Chile… all are featured in the Marseille special edition of the GDF SUEZ video magazine.

We join Bénédicte Bartholet, Deputy Sales Manager at Group company Cofely Axima, for all the latest news from Marseille and its surrounding region. GDF SUEZ has a strong presence here, especially in photovoltaic power, heating networks and public lighting.

Just a few kilometers from Marseille, the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal boasts a regasification capacity of 8.25 billion cubic meters a year; that’s around 20% of annual gas consumption in France. GDF SUEZ company Elengy has developed the quayside unloading and transhipment facility here, and is now preparing for a possible increase in its capacity. “The CapMax project envisages doubling the capacity of the current terminal to 16 billion cubic meters,” explains Elengy Project Director Jean-Michel Escot.

How do you provide technical maintenance in a 5-Star hotel? At the heart of Marseille’s historic Panier neighborhood, the Intercontinental relies on Cofely Services to provide multi-technical maintenance for the building seven days a week. Every day, the teams are here on-site to make certain that no technical issues disturb hotel guests. In an emergency, response time is what counts, and Cofely is committed to responding to all requests in less than 12 minutes. Theirs is an expertise that demands attention to detail and a discrete presence.

This edition of Le MAG also takes us to the Chilean village of El Romeral, where the Group has funded the installation of photovoltaic panels for the local school. The aim of the project is to give the children and teachers access to sustainable electricity and raise their awareness of energy issues. The long-term goal is to help them become self-sufficient, and learn how to use the panels so that they can meet all the needs of the school. That’s a success to be proud of in this community of 300 people where electricity is a luxury.

Source: GDF Suez, February 06, 2014


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