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Press release
SPIE awarded a new maintenance contract for the technical installations of France’s National Space Research Centre, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES)

Toulouse, 12 April 2016 - SPIE Sud-Ouest, a regional subsidiary of the independent European leader in multi-technical services, has announced that its contract for maintaining and operating all of CNES’ technical installations in the south-west of France has been renewed.

The new maintenance contract, which was signed in January 2016 and will last 6 years, relates specifically to three CNES sites: the Space Centre in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), the site at Aire-sur-Adour (Landes) and the site at Aussaguel (Haute-Garonne), together encompassing around 150,000 m² of technical space spread across 80 buildings. At each of them, SPIE Sud-Ouest’s teams will mainly be involved in running, operating and maintaining the following technical installations: heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, compressed air, electricity, and finishings.

As well as this work, the contract also requires the teams at the Space Centre in Toulouse to put in place a tool for monitoring and managing energy consumption, and to help make the site’s users more aware of environmental issues. The aim of this approach, which will involve the majority of CNES’ workforce, is to reduce energy consumption by 15%.

This monumental assignment will require SPIE Sud-Ouest’s teams to work closely with CNES’ Sub-Directorate, in order to bring together the major issues concerning the availability of the installations, the longevity of the facilities, user comfort and a reduction in consumption.

“This contract renewal is a sign of the confidence that CNES has in SPIE Sud-Ouest, and proof of the long-term nature of our partnership,” says Guy Deleau, Head of Development, Maintenance and Services at SPIE Sud-Ouest. “Today, our ambition is to incorporate our energy-management and technical expertise into the new challenges facing the national space agency.”



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