MAN Diesel & Turbo and EDF open first of three power plants on La Réunion

MAN Diesel & Turbo has completed the construction of a power plant on La Réunion. This is the first of three power plants the company is currently constructing as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) project for its customer, the French energy supplier EDF.

The plant is located in Port-Est in the island’s northwestern region. The opening ceremony took place on October 11 and was attended by Dr. René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Henri Lafontaine, Member of the Board and Executive Director at EDF. The new power plant will cover approximately 25% of the island’s overall energy demand and replaces an old plant built in 1973.

“The population on La Réunion is growing and so is the need for electrical energy,” said Jean-Michel Lebeau, CEO of EDF Production Electrique Insulaire. “The new power plant ensures a safe and efficient power supply. Constructing a plant on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is always a challenge. We would like to thank MAN Diesel & Turbo for their proficient performance.”

“The power plant on La Réunion is the first of three island-based power plants we are building for EDF. That is a decisive step. I would like to thank EDF as well as our consortium partners for their professional approach to the venture. But of course my special thanks goes out to those employees whose tireless commitment has enabled us to reach this project milestone in the first place,” said Dr. René Umlauft.

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