Press releases

06 November 2017

 

10 DESIGN Architects joins Egis Group

On 31st October 2017, Hong Kong based architectural firm, 10 DESIGN, joined Egis to form an integrated design group with a global capability.


 

Egis and 10 DESIGN made the following joint statement: "Both firms are delighted to announce Egis’ investment of a majority interest in 10 DESIGN. The complimentary geographic footprints and design skills of each firm provide an incredible platform for multiskill collaboration.

Thomas Salvant, Executive Director - Buildings at Egis says: "Egis has been looking into expansion of building design activities in South East Asia for some time.  The strategic partnership with 10 DESIGN presents a great opportunity to enrich Egis’ services to include high value added architectural design."

David Pringle, CEO at 10 DESIGN, adds: “Having established a strong reputation for design in Asia and MENA, working in Europe was always 10 DESIGN’s next big step. Egis offers us a significant opportunity to do so, and the Partners at 10 DESIGN are very excited about our future collaboration.’’

How did this investment come about?

Egis initially approached 10 DESIGN seeking a strategic design partner in Asia.  As discussions about design philosophy and synergies developed, it became clear that there were greater opportunities in joining together.

How will the leadership structure change?

The current business structure which has allowed I0 DESIGN to become a successful architecture firm will be preserved. The leadership will remain unchanged and will be linked to the larger Egis Group by a board dedicated to strategic synergies.

How will the investment impact the existing clientele in Asia, in particular China?

10 DESIGN’s business will remain unchanged in China and across Asia, with our complete focus on delivering design closely with our clients.

Does this partnership imply an exclusive tender relationship for future project opportunities with other architects/engineers?

Both firms plan to maintain relationships with our respective strategic partner consultants in the various locations and to combine skills in opportunities where they are appropriate and geographically relevant.

Visit the website of 10 DESIGN http://www.10design.co

 

24 October 2017

 

2017 French National Engineering Awards Alain Baudry and the ENGAGE consortium team receive the Industry and Technology Prize for the ITER project

Supported by the ENGAGE consortium (Egis / Assystem / Atkins / Empresarios Agrupados), Alain Baudry and the ENGAGE team have won the Industry and Technology Prize for the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. Launched several years ago in Cadarache in the south of France, the ITER experimental project aims to create a new type of power station functioning on nuclear fusion. In terms of its scale, this project is considered to be the most ambitious energy project in the world.


 

The ENGAGE consortium is tasked from 2011 to 2018 with a project management consultancy mission and the engineering, procurement and construction management across in all specialities for the construction of the entire site. Their joint efforts have today been rewarded by the prestigious Industry and Technology Prize in the 2017 French National Engineering Awards (GPNI).

A worldwide cooperation project to test nuclear fusion

The ITER project consists of recreating on Earth - and in a controlled environment - the fusion reaction of hydrogen atoms, in the same way as it occurs in the centre of the sun and stars. The programme was designed to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of this process. Research into fusion could constitute a sustainable alternative to all current forms of energy generation, by developing a safe, inexhaustible and environmentally friendly source of energy.

The largest experimental fusion facility ever built, ITER is also the first global cooperative project of its kind. Europe contributes to nearly half of the construction cost of the machine, and the other six members of this international partnership (China, Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States) all contribute in equal parts to the remainder.

An exceptional project for outstanding challenges

ENGAGE is committed to a constantly creative approach to fulfil the challenges thrown down by the ITER project: in addition to the technical specificities of the project, the operation's volume and the level of safety and reliability, aligned on the very highest standards, are elements which have led the consortium to develop prolific expertise in all the areas of its engineering mission.

The programme consists of building the platform's infrastructure spanning half a hectare, created by the European agency F4E (Fusion for Energy), representing around forty industrial buildings, and two nuclear buildings: one to accommodate the Tokamak (an experimental reactor 30 metres in height and weighing 25,000 tonnes) and the other a plant for the preparation and reprocessing of a hydrogen isotope, tritium.

These buildings must house a large number of facilities and processes, and must additionally be scaled to resist an entire series of accident scenarios: earthquakes, leaks in the cooling circuit, loss of vacuum in the Tokamak, etc. The programme therefore essentially contains security requirements (approximately 300 for nuclear buildings at the beginning).

Furthermore, nuclear fusion reconciles energy generation and sustainable development (no highly radioactive nuclear waste, inexhaustible fuel, possibility of immediate emergency cut-off). In view of such a challenge, the design and construction was duty bound to incorporate sustainability as an input data for the project, according to three conditions: protect the environment, promote social cohesion and promote a responsible economy.

The first structures rise up from the ground

The project is currently in construction phase of the infrastructure and buildings. Three floors out of eight have so far been built on the central Tokamak building.  Four auxiliary buildings are watertight in which technical building and fitting works have started. The other auxiliary buildings are still in their structural works phase.

With regard to infrastructure, the first high-voltage (400 kV) substation has been delivered. Some of the platform's developed zones will soon be handed over to ITER in time for the arrival of the process assembly teams.

In all, approximately 1,800 people work on this highly complex and dense work site, always complying with rigorous timeframes and quality and safety standards.

An array of technology and innovation

The essential originality of this project lies in the digital model under "3D as master", coordinated and managed by ENGAGE for the building part, to guarantee the convergence of the building and process concepts, configure input data, identify and resolve interfaces and control modifications.

The management of the security requirements of the buildings was developed by ENGAGE on a database to enable the tracking of requirements, their versions and the way they have been addressed by the different designers and builders.

Managing the configuration of all of the contributors additionally required the implementation of a dedicated base to deal with the very high volume of modifications (one per day on average) of variable size, and constantly affecting the design and construction master plan.

ENGAGE deployed a common database for all project contributors which guarantees the consistency of document use in terms of recording, tracking, distribution and changes. Considering the sizeable volume of information and queries (1.87 TB of documents stored, 70,000 connections a month, 10,000 documents published per month), ENGAGE contributed to the development of version 4 of SGTI (an Egis shared construction project management solution) and introduced specific utilisation processes and the required efficient validation circuits (further information at www.sgti4.fr).

The French National Engineering Awards are organised by Syntec Ingénierie, the national engineering trade association, in partnership with the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Ministry of Economy and Finance's directorate general for enterprise (DGE), and in association with Le Moniteur group.

Photos: ITER

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13 October 2017

 

Saudi Arabia : supporting operational readiness of Saudia and Flyadeal airlines in the new Jeddah Airport terminal

Egis was attributed a contract to provide assistance to Saudia airline and its subsidiary Flyadeal in transitioning to their new facilities at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah. This is indeed a complex shift with operational efficiency as major target.


 

New facilities at a new terminal

King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah has recently been undergoing major works that will initially expand the airport capacity from 13 to 30 million annual passengers. KAIA’s expansion is a huge and complex project that will be conducted in 3 phases until 2035, with a final target capacity of 80 million annual passengers.

In 2018, the planned opening of a new terminal with 46 gates for international and domestic flights will clearly impact and improve how airlines work and operate to and from the airport. In order to prepare Saudia and Flyadeal for operational readiness and transfer (ORAT) at the new terminal and to ensure that the move is managed successfully, Egis will support the two airlines through specific consultancy services, from project planning through to post-opening support.

Managing a successful transition

The scope of works includes a gap analysis and assessment of Saudia’s current status in relation to requirements and readiness within the new terminal that includes people, processes, and IT; an assessment of Saudia and Flyadeal business strategy in relation to the facilities; planning assistance for operation readiness including training, familiarisation, testing and trials; and support through the post-opening period.

In order to achieve a successful and smooth transfer to the new terminal, Egis will work closely with Saudia’s Project Management Office (PMO). Also, this will require coordination with many stakeholders at the airport, including the Civil Aviation Authority (GACA), the airport operator (Changi Airport Group), the contractor (Saudi Bin Laden Group), the construction manager (Dar-Al-Handasah), Saudia subsidiaries, and government agencies involved such as immigration or Customs.

We are particularly honoured to provide our support to Saudia and Flyadeal in this complex and challenging project. Our team will make sure to closely assist Saudia and Flyadeal to meet their expectations until operations at the new terminal run like business as usual” says Egis Aviation Middle East Director Jacques Khoriaty.

A global approach with strong operational expertise

Egis is recognised internationally for its airport consulting and engineering capabilities. This expertise is also backed by the strength of a 17 airports network across the globe. As an investor and airport operator Egis has the capacity to bring added-value in airport operation, development and management as well. Building on this unique blend of expertise Egis focuses on operational performance in every project.

 

18 September 2017

 

Egis wins its first semi-high-speed project in India

Egis has just won a contract to design the viaducts on the Delhi Meerut railway corridor (Delhi NCR region) in India. This major project, scheduled to last two years, is considered a genuine priority by the Indian government. It will substantially reduce journey times between Delhi and Meerut, and stimulate economic growth in the region.

 

A semi-high-speed project

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) was founded in 2013 to oversee the construction of eight rail corridors (or RRTS: rapid rail transit systems) in the Delhi region. Among these eight corridors, the priority was placed on Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat.

The Delhi-Meerut RRTS will be approximately 90 km in length, 30 km of which underground and 60 km elevated. This corridor will allow commercial speeds of up to 160 km/h, and is thus the first semi-high-speed contract in India in which Egis is involved. The contract was awarded to a consortium formed by Egis and the Spanish engineering firm Ineco, for a duration of two years.

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Egis tasked with several assignments within the project

The consortium will be working on the detailed design stage, following the preparation of the Detail Project Report by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems (DIMTS).

The main assignments to be carried out by the consortium are as follows:

  • The definition of technical parameters (SOD) for entire corridor of Delhi Merut  RRTS (rapid rail transit systems): gauge, tunnel dimensions, track structure, validation of traction power supply system, etc.;
  • Detail Design studies of 16 km of elevated viaduct, including foundations and superstructure, etc;
  • Preparation of tender documents;
  • Supervision of Geotechnical surveys;
  • Support during construction;

Egis is the lead contractor in the consortium and, in addition to the technical assignments divided up between the two partners, will be responsible for the general coordination and administration of the contract.

This contract constitutes an important opportunity for Egis, offering the group a foothold on the extremely promising market of Indian high speed, also allowing us to develop and diversify our transportation activities in this country.

This new project also consolidates our design production assets in the Delhi NCR region and acknowledges our active presence stretching back more than 20 years in this country, the Group's second most important country in terms of workforce, with 1,800 employees and many projects in the areas of railways, highways, buildings, ports and smart cities.

 

13 September 2017

 

Made for Sharing - Egis and Populous’ bid for Olympic and Paralympic venues secures IOC approval for 2024 Games

Ambitious plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today when it (IOC) named the French capital as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

 

Egis and Populous, the International sports and entertainment design practice, were chosen in 2016 to collaborate on the Paris 2024 bid and have provided the necessary technical expertise and assistance required to develop plans for no fewer than 38 Olympic and Paralympic venues spread across Paris.

The winning concept of Paris as an Olympic Park will see Olympic and Paralympic events take place against the spectacular backdrop of Paris’ historic buildings, streets and landmarks including the, Champs Elysees and River Seine as well as beach volleyball at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The Games will build on the history and identity of Paris, as well its experience in hosting the climax of the world-renown Tour de France, to create an unforgettable experience.

The architectural design for both new and temporary venues and facilities will seek to shape and integrate sporting spectacles in the city’s urban landscape whist supporting Paris 2024’s commitment to be the most sustainable Games ever.

As part of the bid, Populous and Egis has worked in association with ISC, a sport and culture consulting agency on plans to ensure the existing venues are ready for the scale and needs of Olympic and Paralympic events.

Populous’ involvement with Paris 2024 takes its overall major events experience to 13 Olympic and 7 Paralympic Games including Sydney 2000, London 2012, and Rio 2016. Populous is also the only firm to have designed 3 main Olympic stadiums. It advises on the full design and delivery spectrum, from assisting bid teams with submissions, helping masterplan the major venues and facilities, to the design of the main stadium and hundreds of temporary venues needed to support modern Games.

Populous Senior Principal Ben Vickery said, “We are proud to have played a part in the successful Paris 2024 bid.   Bringing people together to enjoy an unforgettable experience is the overriding ambition of Populous in all that we do and is at the heart of the Paris 2024 vision. The city of Paris will be a magnificent Olympic Park and transforming some of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites into temporary stunning stages for sport will provide unforgettable images around the globe.”

Populous Principal Francois Clement said, “Paris is one of the leading cities of the C40 focusing on tackling climate change while improving the health and wellbeing of its citizens. Paris 2024 will share with the world an unforgettable and emotional Olympic and Paralympic Games anchored in the core values and ideals of the IOC. Populous was delighted to be part of the team turning Paris into an elegant and connected Olympic Park ever delivering stunning venues in one of the most prestigious World Heritage site. Under Agenda 2020, Paris 2024 shares the rings of success with LA 2028 for a better Olympics and Paralympics Games in a better world.”

Egis's experience in sporting venues includes its contributions to major projects such as the construction or renovation of most of the host stadiums used during the 2016 UEFA European Championship: the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, and the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille. Outside France, Egis is also involved in several other sports facilities such as the “Stade du 5-Juillet” and the Baraki stadium in Algiers, Algeria; the Olympic stadium in Istanbul, Turkey; stadiums in Marrakech and Tangiers in Morocco, and a stadium in the Middle East.

Nicolas Jachiet, Egis Chairman and CEO said, “Our Group is proud to have taken part in this Olympic and Paralympic Bid adventure. Our consulting teams have contributed all their expertise, their anticipation capabilities in technical and organizational issues and their project management know-how to help to bring the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics to Paris. Egis is an international group with extensive and long-standing experience in designing major sports complexes and sports events. Thanks to the multiplicity of its skills and its cross specialization processes, Egis is now recognized as a major player in the engineering of stadiums and the organization of major events.”

Diogo Taddei, from Egis, who supervised the work of the consortium, said “Our mission was to understand how each sport and discipline could best function in existing venues, new buildings when required as legacy and temporary modular sites, identifying the best option in each case. One of the biggest challenges was to transform illustrious Parisian monuments into sports venues, adapting them to the requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

 

09 June 2017

 

Egis to deliver incident response and maintenance for Transurban Queensland’s tunnel network

Tunnel Network Services Pty Ltd (TNS), a 100% Egis subsidiary, has been selected by Transurban Queensland, operator of the go via network, to deliver incident response and routine maintenance services for its tunnel network in Brisbane.

 

Egis will provide these service to a network with a total length of around 24 km, including 15.5 km of tunnels. The network comprises Legacy Way, Go Between Bridge, AirportlinkM7, Inner City Bypass and Clem7. The services will commence progressively on the assets between 2017 and 2019.

TNS will deliver integrated services in line with Transurban Queensland’s network approach to operations and maintenance. Network-wide operations and maintenance will drive enhanced outcomes, achieve synergies and deliver high quality services to the tunnel network users through faster response times and a clear focus on safe lane availability.

This success fuels the positive trend of Egis in Australia, following the commencement of operations and maintenance of Legacy Way, the incident response services on the M2 / Lane Cove Tunnel in Sydney (both in 2015) and the pre-operations phase of WestConnex, Australia’s largest road infrastructure project, in 2016.

Egis strengthens its position as a leading tunnel services provider in Australia and worldwide, with 97.5 km of road tunnels under contract in 10 different countries.

 

05 April 2017

 

2016 Annual results: Egis surpasses the one billion euro threshold

Satisfactory performances

In 2016, our Group recorded growth of 9.3%, a performance which sees our managed turnover exceed the one billion euro mark (€1.020 billion). These results are fuelled by both external and organic growth.

The order intake for engineering represents almost a year of turnover and maintains our order book for our core business at close to 20 months of activity.This is an encouraging sign for the coming year.

EBITDA also rose year on year, reaching €73.1 million (€68.5 million in 2015). Net distributable profit amounted to €30.4 million, also an increase on 2015 (€26.9 million).

 

 

Evolving geographical breakdown

Our business activity outside France continued to grow (+13.6% in 2016) and now accounts for 63% of the Group’s turnover (as against 60% in 2015). This predominant share of international activities can notably be attributed to several remarkable commercial achievements in our three non-French domestic markets of India, the Middle East and Brazil. Examples include the coordination of the Smart City programme in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar, the construction supervision of the ETLAL residential tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and two major rail infrastructure projects for the mining mega-corporation Vale in Brazil.

Egis is continuing to develop its business activities in other regions of the world, winning contracts for a number of substantial projects such as the extension of the West Midlands tram network in Birmingham in the UK, the contract signature and commissioning of the third bridge over the Bosphorus and the northern orbital road around Istanbul in Turkey, the signature and the takeover of operations of the Limerick Tunnel in Ireland, the construction of the future Olembe sports stadium in Cameroon, and the EPCM of the Great Mosque of Algiers in Algeria.

Turnover generated in France has picked up again thanks to several major contracts. Egis has for example won some substantial new contracts for the Grand Paris flagship project (EPCM of systems on line 18 of the future metro, EPCM of the infrastructure on line 15 East, construction of the Pont-de-Bondy station) and confirmed its interest for the metropolitan region’s largest transport and urban redevelopment project. Elsewhere in France, the Group was appointed to operate Pau-Pyrénées, Brest and Quimper airports for twenty years, and was also awarded the EPCM of improvement works on the A10 motorway north of Orleans and the design and construction of all of the maritime infrastructure in the land reclamation project Anse du Portier in Monaco. 2016 also witnessed the completion and commissioning of several leading projects in which Egis played a key role: the Alexis de Tocqueville media library in Caen, the Brest cable car service, the Brittany digital campus, etc.

Egis furthermore won several accolades for the most iconic projects of the year, including the French National Engineering Award for the Citadelle Bridge in Strasbourg, and a 2016 MIPIM Award in the “Best Futura Mega Project” category for the Duo Towers in Paris’ 13th arrondissement.

 

14 March 2017

 

Egis and Camas are creating an aviation academy in Abidjan

Egis, an international consultancy, engineering and operation group is pooling expertise with Camas, a French group specialised in airport training, to create a new aviation training centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

 

Comprehensive training programmes

The CMA - which stands for “Centre des Métiers de l’Aviation” - was born from the objective of the two groups to pool their complementary expertise and offer training services to aviation professionals in Africa, in compliance with international standards and best practices. CMA will be an IATA Authorized Training Centre and will benefit from Camas’ position as ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member.

CMA's offering is building on the know-how of both Egis and Camas. It is aimed at companies as well as individuals, for ab-initio and in-service training as well. In the airport sector, the portfolio of training programmes encompasses a broad range of topics: ground handling and cargo, safety and security, dangerous goods, planning and operation, certification and audit, customer service, logistics, management, IT, and languages.

Meeting the needs of aviation professionals

Olivier Baric, Aviation Director – Africa at Egis, says: “The CMA will promote the recruitment of local trainers to offer training programmes that are even more adapted to the regional context and needs. One of the major objectives is thus to contribute to the improvement of safety and security management in the subregion. In this perspective, setting up our training centre in Abidjan is a strategic choice which relies on the city’s attractiveness in a country with important prospects for air traffic growth”.

The CMA will meet skills development needs from staff working at airports where Egis is shareholder and reference technical partner in Côte d’Ivoire (AERIA), Gabon (ADL) and Republic of Congo (AERCO). It will also meet the needs from other airport operators and service providers in West and Central Africa, and from airlines, administrations and organisations, Civil Aviation authorities and air navigation service providers as well.

Find out more: http://www.cmaciv.com

 

08 March 2017

 

CDG Express: a big new win for Egis!

Egis has just been awarded the PMC contract for the CDG Express rail project, which will link Charles-de-Gaulle Airport with downtown Paris. Egis will partner the future project owner who will be responsible for awarding concessions for the project through 2024.

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CDG Express: an attractive and strategic project

With 66 million passengers in 2015 and over 80 million a year forecast by 2025, Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) is Europe’s second busiest airport. Once it has been completed in 2023, the CDG Express rail link will take passengers from the airport into Gare de l’Est in the heart of downtown Paris in just 20 minutes, for a total investment of €1.4 billion. It will provide Paris with a first-class city-airport link, on a par with those enjoyed by other European and international capitals.

CDG Express is both an attractive and a strategic project for France’s capital city, in line with the sustainable development challenges of enhancing airport access by harnessing clean transport solutions. By providing both tourists and business people with state-of-the art transport, the project will showcase the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport hub and boost the competitiveness of Paris and the surrounding region. It will also be a big plus for Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

A highly technical and complex project

Financing, construction and maintenance agreements for CDG Express are already in place and the entire project is of a rare technical complexity that will require technical interaction between the airport authorities, the French national rail network operator, local government in densely-populated urban areas and Gare de l’Est rail terminal right in the heart of the city.

The new 32 km-long line – including 8 km of new track – will link Gare de l’Est to Terminal 2 of Charles-de-Gaulle Airport.

The necessary interaction between CDG Express and the existing RER B rail link poses major potential constraints. In-depth knowledge of the systems and technologies used by French rail operator SNCF will be required in order to get around these obstacles, together with strict security for passageways and all site locations. Because the project will be located in densely-populated areas with an extensive existing transport network, work will have to take place at night to minimise the impact on network traffic.

Engineering work should begin in 2018 and services are due to start in 2023, i.e., work will be spread over a five-year period due to the major constraints involved.

Technical assistance “made in Egis”

Egis will provide technical assistance services to the project owner throughout the operations. This work will include:

  • reviewing the pre-project design phase;
  • assistance with preparing and negotiating concession, design-build, and operation-maintenance agreements;
  • help with raising bank financing;
  • reviewing the project design phase and providing assistance throughout the works phase; and
  • assistance in deploying infrastructure operating systems.

Along with the various contracts already secured as part of the Grand Paris building project, this strategically and technically ambitious project will boost Egis’ profile in the Greater Paris region. It is a testimony to the trust and confidence that stakeholders in the rail sector place in Egis’ vast technical expertise and unrivalled professionalism.

 

16 December 2016

 

Egis and R20 sign partnership agreement for sustainable waste management

On Wednesday December 14th in Paris, an agreement was signed between Egis, an international consulting and engineering group and subsidiary of French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), and R20, an international non-profit organization working to develop waste management, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

In the continuity of COP 21 and COP 22, this agreement seals a partnership which covers the development of Waste Management projects in developing countries.

 

Egis and R20 have joined forces to create a pre-investment fund specializing in sustainable waste management and the development of Waste-to-Energy projects. This partnership will prepare the different upstream actors (national and local governments, industry and investors) to take the decisions necessary for the development of concrete projects, allowing the market of sustainable waste management to reach maturity. For this purpose, the pre-investment fund will finance two concrete actions in developing and emerging countries:

  • A campaign of feasibility studies in cities deemed mature, to identify, develop and structure projects likely to acheive the development objectives of local authorities and to be attractive to investors. These projects will be identified in close collaboration with industry and public and private investors.
  • A training program for national and local decision-makers in waste management. The program will focus on three areas that are critical to the decision-making process:
    - the public policies needed for waste management
    - existing waste management technologies in the market today
    - the economic models and financial mechanisms necessary for the long-term success of sustainable waste management projects.

In light of their experience with several waste projects (Algeria, Maldives, Morocco, China), R20 and Egis intend to create an enabling environment that allows for the successful implementation of projects, such as waste sorting, recycling, and energy co-generation, thereby responding to serious environmental concerns.

R20 and Egis not only share the same vision and objective, but also the same values regarding the economic opportunities of waste management, including social benefits, the active participation of local communities in waste sorting and the creation of direct and indirect jobs.

This overall approach to sustainable development is part of the long-term commitment of Egis and its majority shareholder, CDC, for transitioning to a green economy.

The signing took place in the presence of Michèle Sabban, R20 President; Terry Tamminen, Strategic Advisor to the R20 Founding Chair, and CEO of the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation; Christophe Nuttall, R20 Executive Director, Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Egis, Rémi Cunin, Executive Vice President of Egis; Rik Joosten, Director General of Egis Projects and Françoise Tauzinat of the Caisse des Dépôts Group. Was also present Catherine Jatteau, Deputy Director General of Egis Structures & Environment.

About R20

20 is a non-governmental non-profit, public-private partnership organization bringing together governments, private companies, financial institutions, academic institutions, governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies.

The R20 mission is to help states, provinces, regions, cities, and other local authorities around the world to develop and implement renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management projects, and to put in place the necessary policies and best practices needed for the transition to a sustainable green economy.

R20 was created in 2010, following the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Christophe Nuttall, former Director for Innovative Partnerships at UNDP. R20 was launched with the support of several regional presidents from four continents. Dr. Nuttall has led the R20 since January 2012, at the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger (the R20 Founding Chair) as well as with the consent of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

 

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