While consolidation in renewable energy in France continues, Engie France Renouvelables, 3rd largest world group in non-oil energy, buys Langa (La Mézière, 56 employees, turnover in 2017: €74 million). A cutting-edge independent developer of solar roofs and ground-based power plants, Langa has already installed 165 MW in solar energy and has won 135 MW of projects to be built by 2020.
Of the 8 solar tenders in 2017, Langa came 3rd place in selected developers, behind Engie and Urbasolar (Montpellier). The SME has more modest ambitions in the wind energy sector, with only 39 MW of assets, but is discussing projects of 450 MW in partnership with TerreetLac (Dardilly, near Lyon).
For its part, Engie has 900 MW in solar and wants to reach 2.2 GW by 2021. Note that Engie has already bought Solairedirect in 2015, Maïa Eolis in 2016 and Compagnie du Vent in 2017.
Source : Les Echos – 06/06/2018
Photo : Langa