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13/09/2012
Press release
Green economy: 30% of SPIE’s sales by 2015

Cergy, 13 September 2012 – SPIE expects the share of its sales generated by the green economy – which already stands at 20% - to increase to 30% by 2015.
SPIE, the European leader in energy and communications services with more than 30,000 employees, has grown strongly since 2010 thanks to the various segments of the green economy: energy efficiency, sustainable buildings, low carbon energies (photovoltaic, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear), eco-mobility, green IT and new data centres. At a time when 60% of French industrial companies consider the green economy to be an opportunity* and when the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has become a priority, SPIE is finding its growth prospects confirmed. Roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures
The objective in France is to have 2 million electric vehicles by 2020 along with 4.4 million available charging points. A frontrunner in the area of sustainable mobility, SPIE has begun to roll out charging infrastructures with major initial contracts for Nissan and Renault. The Group has also ordered 700 electric vehicles (representing 10% of its fleet) for its own requirements and installed the necessary recharging terminals in all its subsidiaries. Projects of various scales
For SPIE, the green economy generates a wide variety of jobs of different sizes. In Toul-Rosières (Meurthe-et-Moselle), SPIE has begun a job with EDF to construct one of the world's largest photovoltaic power stations (400 hectares, 150,000 connected panels). With a capacity of more than 100,143 megawatts, by 2013 it will be capable of powering a town of more than 62,000 inhabitants. In the industrial sector, SPIE maintains the energy facilities (steam and cold production, air conditioning, heating, etc.) of factories belonging to the Arkema group with the aim of achieving energy savings. As part of a national consortium in the Netherlands, SPIE is also taking part in the construction of one of the country's largest onshore wind farms, comprising 36 aerogenerators designed to withstand extreme conditions.
The Group continues unremittingly to strengthen its positions in other sectors such as energy networks. In the town of Val-de-Reuil, for example, the implemented solution has a target energy saving of 56% via the renovation over a 15-year period of public lighting and video communication installations. In Saint-Etienne, the modern art museum has benefited since 2011 from the first service energy performance contract, allowing it to cut its energy consumption by 40%. Other examples include participation in the construction of 316 apartments in Argenteuil (Val-d'Oise) with very high energy performance (HPE) certification and the operation of the energy facilities of 21 sixth form colleges in Aquitaine. “The green economy is a fundamental trend that is gaining increasing importance throughout society: energy costs are rising and global warming is continuing. While everyone feels responsible for protecting the environment, businesses have different time constraints to politicians. Our mission is to cater for this ever stronger and more structured market demand, particularly in the areas of energy efficiency and low carbon energies," stated Gauthier Louette, SPIE's chairman and chief executive officer. *According to the 2011 Cercle de l'Industrie report Press contacts

SPIE SA
Pascal Omnès
Communications director 
Tel.: +33 (0)1 34 22 58 21 
e-mail: pascal.omnes@spie.com

Agence Droit Devant
Philippe Hériard
Tel.: + 33(0)1 39 53 53 33
e-mail: heriard@droitdevant.fr