11.03.2024

Eiffage Énergie Systèmes installs 12,000 m2 of photovoltaic shades and charging points in the SKF France car park

Swedish group SKF, specializing in ball bearing manufacture, has begun to decarbonize its French site at Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (37). With financial support from the France 2030 plan, it called on Eiffage Énergie Systèmes to install 12,000 m2 of photovoltaic shading. Our experts also equipped 33 parking spaces with Electric Vehicle Charging Facilities.  

Eiffage Énergie Systèmes installs 12,000 m2 of photovoltaic shades and charging points in the SKF France car park

The SKF group, based in the Indre-et-Loire region since 1938, has taken the decarbonization route by investing massively in the conversion of its production facilities. The company is anticipating the scheduled end of internal combustion vehicle sales and is gradually moving away from machining tensioning rollers and clutch release bearings in favour of ball bearings, components widely used in the manufacture of electric vehicles. 

To support this transformation, the winner of the France 2030 plan has entrusted Eiffage Énergie Systèmes with fitting photovoltaic shade structures on a car park with more than 1,000 parking spaces reserved for Group employees. "The 12,000 m2 of photovoltaic shading systems, in service since December 2022, have a total output of 2.5 MWp. In 2023, they produced 2.97 GWh of self-consumed electricity. This energy represents 6% of the plant's annual consumption and, to date, it is one of the largest solar photovoltaic panel parks in France dedicated to self-consumption," explained Business Manager Matthieu Sallembien. 

On 33 of its parking spaces, SKF has also undertaken to roll out Electric Vehicle Charging Facilities made compulsory by the French Mobility Orientation Act1. The turnkey facility provided by our experts includes civil engineering, metal support manufacture, electrical work (CFO/CFA), electrical cabinet wiring, Shell Recharge terminal installation and commissioning. "To ensure that our customer's project is eligible for subsidies, we also submitted an application for assistance to Avere-France, which is piloting the Advenir funding programme in conjunction with Ademe," explained Infrastructure Business Manager and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure referent Jean Klein. 

Our specialists put all their expertise at the service of our customers, from design to commissioning of the EV charging infrastructure Their know-how in this field is now recognized throughout Europe. 
 

1 Reminder: enacted in 2019, the French Mobility Orientation Act (LOM) aims to accelerate the deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Facilities (IRVE) on the public network (400,000 charging points by 2030), as well as in private car parks. From 1 January 2025, companies with car parks of more than 20 spaces will have to equip 5% of them with charging terminals. The law also requires companies with fleets of more than 100 vehicles to renew their fleets from year to year, until 50% of them are low-emission vehicles by 2030. 

 
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