EDF EN SERVICES BELGIUM inaugurates its first operation-maintenance branch for renewable energy

Villers-le-Bouillet, 14 September 2016 – EDF EN Services Belgium officially inaugurated its first local operation-maintenance (O&M) branch in the province of Liège today. Its aim is to enable teams to rapidly intervene on renewable energy installations of its customers in the Liège region.

 

EDF EN Services Belgium is a joint subsidiary of EDF Luminus and EDF EN Services, dedicated to renewable energy. Its purpose is to provide operation and maintenance services to the owners of wind farms and industrial photovoltaic installations in Belgium. Its services are aimed at ensuring that the installations continue to produce throughout their service life on the one hand, and at improving their performance and efficiency on the other.

Increased flexibility thanks to proximity

Located in Villers-le-Bouillet in the province of Liège, in the immediate vicinity of the installations it manages, the branch already takes care of the operation and maintenance of four wind farms boasting 20 turbines with an installed capacity of 41.4 MW: Villers-le-Bouillet and Wanze (12 MW), Walcourt (9 MW) and Ciney (20.4 MW).

A new activity at the service of other renewable energy installation owners

The activities performed by EDF EN Services Belgium occupy a unique position in the Belgian market thanks to all-inclusive contracts, 24/7 monitoring of the installations’ operation, an availability warranty, multi-turbine expertise and a joint effort with customers to improve the performance of the facilities.

These assets combined with the expertise of EDF EN Services, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles dedicated to operation and maintenance which manages over 14 000 MW of renewable energy installations in the whole world, as well as with the strong local presence of EDF Luminus in Belgium, now allow the company to put its know-how increasingly at the disposal of other operators of renewable energy installations, whether wind farms or industrial photovoltaic installations.

To achieve its ambitions, EDF EN Services Belgium plans to triple its operation-maintenance capacities in a first stage by 2017. Three new technicians will join the team in 2016 and for additional positions will be created in 2017. In the long run, the company has the ambition to become an indispensable player in the Belgian market thanks to its unique expertise, which enables it to ensure O&M management of various turbine technologies and renewable energy installation types.

 

About EDF Energies Nouvelles

EDF Energies Nouvelles is an international market leader in green electricity production with over 9 GW of gross installed capacity worldwide. Its development is mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF EN has recently extended its activities to promising emerging markets and new countries (Chile, Brazil, South Africa and India). The Company, which is taking up a strong position in the field of offshore wind energy, is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biogas and biomass as well as distributed energies. EDF EN manages the development and construction of renewable energy projects as well as their operation and maintenance, for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelle is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to the development of renewable energy. www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

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Manon de Cassini-Hérail Responsable des relations presse EDF EN
Clarisse Placidoux Chargée des relations presse EDF EN
Nico De Bie Head of External Communication EDF Luminus at EDF Luminus
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We produce electricity and provide energy as well as energy services. We are the number one in onshore wind energy and hydropower in Belgium. Our company, EDF Luminus, plays a central role in securing energy supplies in Belgium thanks to several natural gas power plants that enable us to respond to the variable character of solar and wind energy. With an installed capacity of 2,054 MW in September 2018, EDF Luminus represents about 10% of the total installed capacity in Belgium. Under our brand name Luminus, we sell electricity, natural gas and energy services to approximately 2 million private and corporate clients, accounting for a commercial market share of about 20%. We invest in future energy challenges by offering innovative solutions to clients in the field of energy efficiency and by keeping focusing on sustainable energy development. We have almost 2,000 employees. The majority of these people are fully dedicated to the development of energy efficiency services and renewable energy. For the sixth year in a row, our company is among the 64 companies that have been elected Top Employer in Belgium. We have strong ties with local communities and boast the expertise of the EDF Group, one of the world leaders in the energy industry. More information is available on www.edfluminus.be

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