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Energy sector


Leading local actors

Energy sector represents 4,400 jobs in Moselle.

The EDF nuclear power plant in Cattenom is the 7th largest nuclear power plant in the world. It produces 31 billion kWh annually. It employs 1,340 people, employs 790 permanent service providers and will invest €100 million in 2022.

In addition to international companies (ENGIE, TOTALENERGIES, MONTANSOLAR, etc.), Moselle aera is home to leading local actors: UEM (France’s leading independent local electricity distribution company), LINGENHELD (a family-run business – dry methanization), LA FRANCAISE DE L’ENERGIE (a short-distance energy producer), and 45-8 ENERGY (Europe’s leading company dedicated to helium exploration)

Moselle is also home to leading equipment manufacturers: VIESSMANN (European leader in solar collectors), POMPES GRUNDFOS (pumps for industry), LEACH INTERNATIONAL (energy distribution equipment for aeronautics), SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC (electrical transformers) and INPAL ENERGIE (pre-insulated pipes for oil and gas), as well as SUNPOWER (photovoltaic modules) and JOHN COCKERILL (industrial maintenance).

Development of renewable energies

Moselle is also at the forefront of renewable energy development with 438 MW of installed capacity. It is the leading department in the Grand Est for the biogas sector.

Moselle is promoting the emergence of a local green hydrogen industry. FAYENCE is the first hydrogen station in France connected to an electrolyser. MOSAHYC is a cross-border gas network project and EMIL’HY is a project for the conversion of the Emile Huchet power plant.

The region offers appropriate training, in particular with the “Energy and Maintenance” campus for trades and qualifications.

Energy sector in a few figures

French area for gas
euros of investment by 2022