|02 May, 2019

ENGIE attends foundation laying ceremony for France's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

ENGIE has been present in the GCC for over 30 years as a pioneering regional and global partner.

ENGIE attends foundation laying ceremony for France's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

ENGIE, as the first appointed ambassador to the French Pavilion at Expo 2020 attended the foundation stone ceremony for the French pavilion on 2 May 2019 in the presence of French Minister for Transport and Ecological Transition, Mrs. Élisabeth Borne and Mr. Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.

ENGIE has been present in the GCC for over 30 years as a pioneering regional and global partner. ENGIE is the #1 private Power and Water developer in the GCC with a portfolio of 28.8 GW and 1,211 MIGD.

In 2003, ENGIE established its regional head office in Dubai, from which today it oversees a geographical scope that spans the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Turkey (MESCAT).

Speaking ahead of the ceremony Sébastien Arbola, CEO, ENGIE MESCAT said, “We are excited and proud to have the opportunity to witness this historic moment at the Expo 2020 site. As a global player in energy and services, ENGIE is committed to supporting the UAE and France at Expo 2020.”

During Expo 2020, the key mission of France’s Pavilion is to promote French heritage, with all its human, philosophical, artistic, cultural and entrepreneurial wealth, but also present its innovative science and technologies. Thus, complementing the main theme of Expo 2020 “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, based around three interwoven subthemes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability.


Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of climate change, our ambition is to become the world leader in the zero-carbon transition of our customers, in particular businesses and local authorities. We rely on our key businesses (renewable energy, gas, services) to offer competitive turnkey solutions "as a service".

With our 160,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress.

Turnover in 2018: 60.6 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).

ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey (MESCAT) has a regional presence of almost 30 years. ENGIE is the regional leading independent power & water producer with a gross capacity of 32 GW of power and 5.5 million m3/day of water. The portfolio includes 810 MWp of solar PV and 280 MW wind in India. In Turkey, ENGIE has 370,000 customers in gas distribution via IZGAZ and is active in energy retail, trading and origination. ENGIE owns 40% of Tabreed, the regional leader in district cooling, which is a key regional development platform. The Group is also a GCC’s leading Facility Management provider via ENGIE Cofely.

ENGIE MESCAT Press contact:
Majda Soussi
ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey
External Communication and Media relations Manager


Ruth Killen
THC (on behalf of ENGIE MESCAT)
+971 502432605 

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