Engie has won several contracts for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Belgium and France. The tender includes thousands of AC and DC charging installations along highways in Belgium and France.
Engie will install and operate 2,800 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the Flemish provinces of Antwerp, Limburg and West Flanders. Installation will begin this month and is targeted for completion in two years. There are a total of 5,600 charging points as each station can charge two electric vehicles.
For the contract in Strasbourg, France, Engie will install 500 charging points by the end of 2025. While the framework contract with Métropole d’Aix-Marseille-Provence provides for at least 260 charging points by 2024.
Engie will also build and operate ultra-fast charging stations at 16 highway stations between Paris and Lyon and SANEF for high-power chargers at 18 highway locations in eastern and northern France and Normandy. Additional fast chargers are under construction at least 15 Esso highway service stations in France as part of a partnership with Certas Energy France.
Engie together with car park operator Indigo introduced the first ultra-fast charging station in an underground parking lot. The project involved equipping 35 sites in 20 French cities with a total of nearly 280 fast chargers.
Cécile Prévieu, Engie’s Executive Vice President in charge of Energy Solutions activities, said: “This latest success follows others over the past few months, particularly in France.” He added, Engie “proposes a long-term partnership with the regions to support them with their energy transition”.