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Press release
SPIE Sud-Est to renovate the aquatic centre in Saint Chamond (Loire) as part of a public contract on energy performance

Overall objective of 44% energy saving

Feyzin, September 13th, 2016 – SPIE Sud-Est has just been awarded the contract to renovate and operate the technical equipment at the Roger Couderc Aquatic Centre in Saint Chamond (Loire). The aim is to achieve a 44% overall saving on energy consumption. With this goal in mind, SPIE Sud-Est’s HVAC engineering department has come up with a complete solution to optimise the centre’s thermal air- and water-treatment equipment.

Built in the 1980s, the Roger-Couderc aquatic centre was the first wave pool in France. It was in need of a complete overhaul to bring it back up to an attractive standard.

In collaboration with Supermixx (architects), GIRUS (engineering) and BLB Constructions (general company), SPIE Sud-Est, the leader of the consortium, will be in charge of all the operations to reorganise the space and reduce the energy costs associated with running the pool.

Key to this project will be extensive leisure facilities, offering better air- and water quality, whilst ensuring minimal consumption.

Having started on 5 July, the renovation work is planned to last 8 months. Besides structural repairs (sealing of the pool and poolside, replacement of the movable wall used to create a 25-metre competition pool), the wave system, which is the centre’s hallmark, will be kept but overhauled. Finally, new facilities will be set up: a children’s paddling pool with water games, aqua-therapy, hydro-massage benches, etc.

A complete refurbishment of the heating, air-and water-treatment installations is forecasted to ensure optimal cost management

44.5% energy saving (in gas and electricity) achieved by installing new equipments:

  • heating system and domestic hot water production system with a condensing boiler and a heat pump for the “low-temperature” parts;
  • air-treatment and dehumidification system with a heat recovery system using a heat pump;
  • lighting with an efficient LED system;
  • wastewater heat recovering system allowing to pre-heat cold domestic water

37.5% water saving achieved by replacing the water treatment and filtration system, and the installation of water-saving showers and taps.

The installation of a centralised technical control system will optimise the running of the complex.

For the duration of the contract (12 years), SPIE Sud-Est has committed to running and maintaining the equipment so it continues to deliver unparalleled energy performance.

“Thanks to the coordination we have been able to implement within our consortium, and to our experience with energy performance contracts, we have earned the trust of the city of Saint-Chamond”, explains Pierre Fillot, head of tertiary service in SPIE Sud-Est’s HVAC engineering department. “We shall now work together to make this new departure for the Roger Couderc aquatic centre a long-lasting reality”.



Pascal Omnès
Group Communications Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 34 41 81 11

SPIE Sud-Est

Frédérique Hemery
Communications Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)6 03 91 91 05