Genvia wins turnkey 2024 award for its future gigafactory in Béziers

Genvia gigafactory Béziers Turnkey sites award 2024
Genvia wins Turnkey 2024 award for its future gigafactory in Béziers

As one of the first 55 turnkey sites in France 2030, the electrolyser manufacturer Genvia is on the short list of mature sites as of 2024 for the Mazeran plot that will house its future gigafactory.

Located in a mixed development zone (French for zone d’aménagement concerté or ZAC), the site will be home to a €200 million project. According to the website, the foundation stone is scheduled for 2026. Genvia’s gigafactory will produce several thousand electrolysers per year. Genvia is a public-private partnership (Cameron-SLB, CEA Grenoble, Vinci Construction, Vicat and the Occitania Region) with the aim of producing an innovative large-scale electrolyser technology to produce green hydrogen. In September 2022, the company was selected by the French government as part of an IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest).

The France 2030 “turnkey” sites scheme aims to break down the barriers to reindustrialisation: in other words, to speed up the mobilisation of high-quality industrial land, in a context of low land consumption. Its aim is to identify and label sites with high potential for industrial development, as well as to ensure that the sites identified are genuinely upgraded in terms of both procedures and pre-development.

The scheme is part of the drive to simplify plant installations, which have already been reduced from 17 to 13 months, to reach 9 months by 2025.

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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