STRENGTHENING ITS MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING ROLE IN A SUSTAINABLE CITY WHILE MAINTAINING ITS LEADERSHIP IN THE MAJOR WATER CYCLE: THIS IS THE GOAL OF SAFEGE’S 1,200 EMPLOYEES.
SAFEGE applies its engineering skills through municipalities, public authorities, public utility concession holders, private customers and manufacturers, to guide and assist in their development choices and design their infrastructure in collaboration with them. To specifically address the challenges of sustainable development and appropriately integrate environmental and social goals into development projects, wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary expertise is needed. SAFEGE exercises its skills in four complementary areas of expertise: water and hydraulic infrastructure, environment and waste, urban infrastructure and transport and energy.
This strategy bolstered SAFEGE’s position in France and internationally in 2010. The company has also entered into a partnership with the research firm Explicit, with its acknowledged expertise in the areas of rational energy use, renewable energy development and adaptation to climate change. SAFEGE has also strengthened its skills in the areas of waste and sustainable mobility and now assists its clients in developing eco-quarters (such as Asnières and Gonesse in France) and clean site transportation (as in Tours), as well as creating new cities from nothing. Internationally, SAFEGE has formalized its partnership with Mahindra Consulting Engineers (MACE). This lets it establish a foothold on the Indian peninsula, one of the great potential infrastructure markets, while affording prospects for development in the Middle East. In 2010, SAFEGE also confirmed its position as a significant player in the major water cycle by advancing its plans for navigable waterways in France and activities in the area of dikes, dams and flood management.
SAFEGE is active in Algeria in the plan to recover water in the Northern Sahara and it is being carried out by the ONID (National Irrigation and Drainage Office). This consists of ensuring south-north water transfer, and supplying the cities of the Algerian high plains with drinking water to promote economic development in the region. This project includes over 80 wells and the transfer of water over 800km.
ENAV: STAY ON COURSE!
Through its unique expertise in operational oceanography, Actimar, a SAFEGE subsidiary, launched its eNAV Pilot and eNAV Forecast software in 2010. These two products offer unprecedented support to pleasure boaters. eNAV Pilot is software for calculating navigation routes based on the boat’s performance and meteorological and oceanic projections. eNAV Forecast is an on-line service that offers four-day marine weather forecasts.
“AT SAFEGE , WE HAVE LANDSCAPERS, URBAN PLANNERS, SOCIOLOGISTS AND EVEN ECONOMISTS WORKING ALONGSIDE ENGINEERS.”