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ENGIE x Arkema – Dow – Chemours

How can we provide sustainable and high-quality utilities to industrial companies on a Seveso site?

By ENGIE - 08 June 2022 - 18:02

In the Oise department, three chemicals companies - Arkema, Dow and Chemours - grouped on a 37 hectare Seveso site have very specific requirements in terms of utilities (pressure, temperature, etc.) and value added services. Their expectations also concern the implementation of new steam generation and waste treatment installations to reduce their energy bills and the environmental impact of their production. ENGIE has taken up the challenge. 


The ENGIE solution: A single point of contact for customers and the implementation of a comprehensive approach including an energy efficiency plan and biodiversity actions

While Arkema used to supply companies at the chemical platform with general facilities and all utility services, such as the generation and distribution of utilities as well as water treatment, the speciality materials manufacturer has now decided to concentrate on its core business. It has chosen ENGIE as its sole partner for the roll out of its comprehensive modernisation and sustainability project for the platform, while taking on board environmental concerns, including the reduction of its energy consumption.
To meet the needs of its customers, ENGIE has set up a dedicated team, comprising experts in different fields, who work hand-in-hand with the customers on the chemical platform. These specialists ensure the generation and distribution of utilities (steam, gas, electricity, nitrogen, depleted air, etc.) as well as various services such as logistics and security. The ENGIE team has also designed and installed a new boiler room, which is 10% more efficient than the previous one, and has optimised the existing wastewater treatment station to comply with environmental requirements. In this respect, steam generation from the nearby household waste incineration plant makes it possible to reduce the volume of CO2 emissions by 16,000 tonnes per year.

The project in figures

  • 20 years, the total term of the contract, signed for the first time in 2006 and extended by 5 years in January 2022.
  • 5 %, reduction in energy consumption thanks to the steam network.
  • 16,000 tonnes per year, the amount of CO2 emissions saved thanks to steam recovery.