Our presence in France

Thanks to the acquisition of the prestigious engineering consultancy company Coyne et Bellier, Tractebel has a footprint in France with over 70 years of history. Headquartered in Paris and with five regional offices, Tractebel is today a leading engineering player for energy, water and infrastructure projects in the country, providing services to governments, private developers and leading international contractors.

Historically involved in the majority of dams and nuclear reactor projects in France and other outstanding structures with excellent reputations, Tractebel is now also driving energy transition in other domains, such as power & gas and smart & sustainable infrastructure. Some recent projects include the Grand Paris Express, the offshore wind farms in Normandy, the rehabilitation of dams and participation in innovative eco-cities and mobility projects.

Key facts of this location
  • 70 years of expertise in France
  • 1 headquarters and 5 regional offices
  • 470 experts
  • References in over 300 dams and hydroelectric schemes
  • References in tunnels, railways and underground structures
  • References in innovative architectural structures (buildings, stadiums, hospitals…)
  • References in Power & Gas, Wind, Solar, Energy Transition 
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Samy Benoudiz
CEO France, Africa & China

Contacts

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Jean Teyssieux
Executive VP, Hydraulics

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Bernard Hammer
Executive VP Gas, Energy Transition & Electricity

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Sohrab Baghery
Executive VP, Grands Projets

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Julien Berthet
Executive VP, Business Management

Offices in France

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Paris

5 Rue du 19 Mars 1962, Gennevilliers, France Route to this office
+33 1 41 85 03 69
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Lyon

Tour Part-Dieu, Rue Servient, Lyon, France Route to this office
+33 4 78 63 69 25
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Nice

455 Promenade des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France Route to this office
+33 4 93 18 85 17
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Toulouse

33 Avenue Georges Pompidou, Toulouse, France Route to this office
+33 5 61 24 80 20
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Pierrelatte

4 Avenue Jean Perrin, Pierrelatte, France Route to this office
+33 4 75 90 57 70
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Nîmes

180 Rue Guy Arnaud, Nimes, France Route to this office
+33 46 04 05 70

The history of our presence in France

Tractebel traces its activities in France back to the establishment of Coyne et Bellier in 1947, an engineering company founded by the renowned engineering duo André Coyne and Jean Bellier. Providing engineering and consultancy for the energy sector, including hydro and nuclear power, Coyne et Bellier expanded significantly in France and around the world.

At the beginning of his career, André Coyne became the chief engineer of the Marèges Dam construction project  (1932-1935). This dam was a landmark, not just because it was the largest double-curvature arch dam of the period, but also because it introduced many technical innovations, such as the ski-jump spillway, that are still recognized and in use today. Throughout the 1950s colossal new dams, such as the Tignes, Roselend, Serre-Ponçon, and Monteynard dams, were built in France with the involvement of Coyne et Bellier. The company participated in more than 350 dams in France. At the same time, Coyne et Bellier expanded its activities internationally, designing dams in countries such as Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Canada, Chile, Portugal, South Africa, Algeria and Morocco.

Also in the 1950s, Coyne et Bellier started to provide engineering consultancy for almost the totality of nuclear reactors in France and some abroad. In 1986, Tractebel became the principal shareholder of Coyne et Bellier and in 2009 the company was rebranded as Tractebel. This period also corresponds with the development of activities related to Power & Gas and Energy Transition.

References in this country

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New Longchamp Racecourse
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Underwater Midi-Provence Interconnection
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From Steam to Gas & Bio
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Odéon Tower
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Paris-Nord-Est Geothermal Heating and Cooling
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Forecasting Gas Price Seasonality
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Metro Grand Paris Express

Metro Grand Paris Express
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