A third major contract in France for SPIE, illustrating the Group’s growth strategy in electric mobility services
Illkirch, 15 April 2016 – Following on from the Morbihan department and five departments in the greater South East quarter of France, SPIE, via SPIE Est (its regional subsidiary in multi-technical services), has just been awarded the contract for equipping four departments in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region with charging points for electric vehicles.
The contract, signed last October, was set up by a group of departmental energy authorities in the Yonne, Côte-d’Or, Nièvre and Saône-et-Loire departments*. It includes the supply, deployment, operation, supervision and maintenance of a network of 183 increased-speed charging points (22 kW) and 42 quick charging points (50 kW) by 2018, according to the following distribution: 157 in the Yonne, 21 in the Côte-d’Or, 32 in the Nièvre and 10 in the Saône-et-Loire departments. More than a hundred charging points will already be installed at the end of 2016. All charging points will be pre-equipped to accommodate additional services (plans, information, etc.). Some will also have Wi-Fi access. Total amount of this market: €2.5M.
Management of all user services
In an alliance with IBM, HIPAY and INGENICO, SPIE Est will be in charge of operating the charging-point network’s commercial, electronic-payment and technical services on behalf of the four departmental energy authorities. The overall offer, named ORIOS, covers charging-point remote surveillance, the setting up and management of electronic-payment solutions, and the administrative and commercial management of user services. For electronic payments in particular, SPIE has developed a mobile solution for drivers, which incorporates contactless payment by credit-card and payment by smartphone or subscription card, where users can subscribe using a specific web portal. A further service is provided for drivers to use their smartphones to find out available charging points, to reserve them and to start the charging process.
“Following on from the Morbihan and the greater South East quarter of France, this new contract backs up SPIE’s new offer for electric charging points,” observes Gilles Frémiot, head of SPIE Est’s infrastructures division. “Gone are the days when there wereonly a few charging points installed here and there. We have now moved on to widespread geographical installation, supported by all the services required by users to guarantee available, reliable use of electric mobility.”
* The Yonne Departmental Energy Authority (SDEY), official representative for the group, the Nièvre Inter-communal Energy, Equipment and Environment Authority (SIEEN), the Côte d’Or Energy Authority (SICECO), and the Saône et Loire Departmental Energy Authority (SYDESL)