AG Real Estate to install the largest photovoltaic roof on a logistics building at its 92,000 m² HAVLOG platform
25 June 2021

AG Real Estate to install the largest photovoltaic roof on a logistics building at its 92,000 m² HAVLOG platform

Winner of the CRE4.12 call for tenders on June 11, AG Real Estate has entrusted Urbasolar with the design, construction and operation of the solar power plant for its HAVLOG building, the largest logistics platform built on spec in France and soon to be the largest photovoltaic roof on a logistics building.

Located in the municipalities of Sandouville and Saint-Vigor-d’Ymonville, HAVLOG enjoys a strategic location in the Pont de Normandie 3 Logistics Park (PLPN3) in the port of Le Havre, close to its multimodal terminal.

This platform, with an exceptional volume of 92,000 m2, illustrates AG Real Estate’s ambition to invest in environmentally friendly buildings.

As a real estate player that has made sustainable development one of our priorities, for several years we have been committed to integrating photovoltaic installations into our buildings so as to reduce their carbon footprint and help them to become self-sufficient. This major operation carried out on HAVLOG with URBASOLAR is the largest solar production surface installed by AG Real Estate to date,explains Thibault Delamain, Managing Director of AG Real Estate France, and responsible for Investment & Asset Management.

The solar power plant will have 18,500 modules generating 7 MWp of power, with an expected annual production of 7,050 MWh; it will be able to supply all the electricity needs of the inhabitants of the two municipalities in which it is located.

We are delighted with this partnership, which once again demonstrates the technical excellence and know-how of the Urbasolar group, the main French operator for such very large photovoltaic roof applications. Photovoltaics is an opportunity for the logistics sector to achieve some of the most demanding environmental benchmarks and to make a significant contribution to combating climate change. The Urbasolar group will mobilise to foster the emergence of such exemplary projects,” say Arnaud Mine and Stéphanie Andrieu, co-founders and managers of the Urbasolar group.

About Urbasolar

As the leading French photovoltaic specialist, the URBASOLAR group is the preferred partner of local authorities and companies for disseminating this technology, which is destined to play a leading role in supplying electricity to humanity.

A subsidiary of the Swiss electricity utility AXPO, URBASOLAR has a turnkey offering, including the generation and supply of electricity from renewable sources.

  • Turnover at 30 April 2021: 222 million euros, including the sale of electricity.
  • BPI Excellence in 2020
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified in France and AQPV General Contractor.
  • Winner of the 2018 Grand Prix des Entreprises de Croissance, in the Greentech & Energies category.
  • Winner of the Green and Blue Growth Trophy in 2017.
  • Founding member of PV Cycle France (2014).

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About AG Real Estate

AG Real Estate France is the French subsidiary of AG Real Estate, an acknowledged leader in the Belgian property market. As a player on the French market, AG Real Estate France focuses on its core business of property development and investment in corporate real estate.

Key figures

In late 2020, AG Real Estate France has developed nearly 300,000 m² of service-sector space, 300,000 m² of logistics and has a managed portfolio of offices, retail and logistics spaces, business hotels and car parks worth some €1.2 billion. The development projects under its control offer a potential of around 400,000 m².

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