GDF SUEZ subsidiaries Cofely Services and CLIMESPACE have designed a heating and cooling network supplied by the Mediterranean's largest heating and cooling plant. The new facility will provide heating and air conditioning for the Euroméditerranée eco-city in Marseille.
The 3 kilometers of this energy (heating and cooling) distribution network will meet all the energy needs of the following buildings: the southern section of Euromed 1, and the Constructa H99 and La Marseillaise towers. A total floor area of nearly 500,000 m2 will be served by this network fed by a marine geothermal plant installed beneath the Arenc pier of the Port of Marseille (Grand Port Maritime de Marseille or GPMM). Work on the project began earlier this month.
Born out of a central government initiative in 1995, Euroméditerranée is a national infrastructure project designed to put Marseille on a par with Europe's greatest cities. The project involves building a new 'city within a city' based on sound sustainable development principles: striking the right balance between social fairness, economic growth and respect for the environment. The Euroméditerranée eco-city complies with the environmental conditions of the Etablissement Public Aménagement Euroméditerranée (EPAEM) project authority and the expectations of its stakeholders, which include the Regional Authority, the Departmental Council, the Marseille Provence Métropole (MPM) urban community and the City of Marseille.
About Cofely Services and CLIMESPACE
The energy efficiency and environmental services provider Cofely Services, and CLIMESPACE, whose expertise is focused on district cooling systems, are subsidiaries of GDF SUEZ Energy Services. GDF SUEZ Energy Services is the leading European provider of multi-technical services, reporting annual revenue of €14.7 billion in 2013, and employing 90,000 people. GDF SUEZ Energy Services is one of five business lines of GDF SUEZ, one of the world's leading energy companies.