France: SPIE helps with the development of two renewable hydrogen production and distribution stations in Hauts-de-Seine

Published on 23 November 2023

Cergy, 23 November 2023SPIE Industrie, a French subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications,is contributing, via a temporary consortium(1), to the design and installation of two renewable hydrogen production and distribution stations in Hauts-de-Seine(2) for project company “Vallée Sud Hydrogène”, which consists of Hynamics (EDF’s hydrogen subsidiary) and Vallée Sud Mobilités. The two developed stations will power 30 buses managed by Île-de-France Mobilités and 27 household waste collection vehicles. With a capacity to produce and distribute up to two tonnes of hydrogen per day, this project makes a significant contribution to decarbonising transport in the region.


SPIE Industrie, an energy transition expert

SPIE Industrie, a subsidiary of SPIE France, which supports industrial companies to address their energy transition and digital transformation challenges, has been developing sound expertise in renewable hydrogen for many years now by establishing a presence across its entire ecosystem and value chain: production, distribution, mobility and industrial applications. It now has around 20 reference projects in this field. This forms the basis for SPIE Industrie’s contribution to this unprecedented project across the Greater Paris territory today.

Within the temporary consortium specifically created for this project, of which Ingérop (a key player in engineering and consultancy) is the lead company, SPIE Industrie is contributing to the design, supply, assembly and commissioning of the installations in 2 cities, Châtenay-Malabry and Châtillon.

The site at Châtenay-Malabry will consist of an electrolysis hydrogen production station and the hydrogen produced there will be compressed and stored at several pressure levels (from 500 to 1000 bar). The Châtillon site, equipped with a storage and distribution area, will be supplied with hydrogen from the Châtenay-Malabry site.

From design to commissioning

Within the consortium, the teams from SPIE Industrie are responsible for the connection and technical interconnection work for all equipment at the two sites provided by the manufacturers, which includes a portion of the design work, production and commissioning of the installations:

  • electrical - high and low voltage, access controls, video surveillance, site lighting;
  • automation and supervision;
  • pipework, utilities and fluids (in particular, water supply and treatment).

Funded by the Île-de-France region, ADEME and the European Union, via the CEF*-Transport AFIF* funding mechanism managed by CINEA*(3), this project will enable the production and distribution of over two tonnes of hydrogen per day by 2025, thereby saving 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The first study phase has just started and will last six months.

SPIE Industrie is proud to be part of this large project that seeks to help decarbonise public transport. With expertise and solutions at every stage of the green hydrogen value chain, SPIE Industrie is now a leader in the sector. Our work on these two stations will allow us to consolidate our position as a responsible and agile solutions integrator,” says Christophe Dormois, Director of Business Development and Strategy at SPIE Industrie.

(1) In French « Groupement Momentané d’Entreprises”: temporary agreement between companies to draw up a joint bid in response to a tender

(2) Department bordering Paris

(3) *CEF - Connecting Europe Facility

*AFIF – Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility

*CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency