- Year of commitment : 2016
- CO2 Impact : réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre de près de 70%
- Green energies : Marine energy
- Digital services : Water
- Water cycle : Waterways
- Circular economy and waste management : Eco-Design
35 000 000 €
ENGIE - THASSALIA
- Manager / Dealer
ENGIE - THASSALIA
In Marseille, a new solution has been developed to exploit the renewable energy present locally: the exploitation of calorific energy contained in the Mediterranean Sea.
Located on the Grand Maritime Port of Marseille (GPMM), the Thassalia marine geothermal power station is the first in France and Europe that uses marine thermal energy to supply hot and cold all the buildings connected to it - 500 000 m² by 2020 - while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions generated by 70%. It is through a three-kilometer network that the facilities will be able to supply the connected buildings with energy.
Website Enterprise / Infrastructurehttp://www.engie-cofely.fr/actualites/thassalia-1ere-centrale-francaise-de-geothermie-marine/
- Removing cold groups on the roofs of buildings
- Reduction of noise in buildings
- Use of renewable marine energy
- 70% CO2 savings
- 70% of renewable energies
Testimony / Feedback
Private CompanyENGIE - THASSALIA
Power producerENGIE - THASSALIA
This project meets the environmental requirements of Euroméditerranée and the expectations of all its partners including Euroméditerranée, the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the General Council of the Bouches du Rhone, Marseille Provence metropolis, the city of Marseille and the organizations that support energy efficiency solutions: ADEME, and the European Regional Development Fund.
The project represents a total investment of 35 million euros, and has received funding from local authorities (region, department, city and metropolis), ADEME and the ERDF.
- Resources :
- Water management
The Thassalia plant collects sea water at a depth of 7 meters in the Mediterranean (water at 14°C in winter and 22°C in summer). This water is transmitted to the surface by cold units and thermofrigopompes (TFP) associated with heat pumps: refrigeration and calories are recovered according to needs and transmitted to a network supplying part of the new port area Euroméditerranée.