Around the World – Electrical Works and Supervision Assistance – Le Gol plant – La Réunion

A complex global environmental context

More and more countries around the world are concerned about the environmental situation. As a result of this growing concern, many governments are taking action to promote the energy transition. Industries are also reconsidering their energy sources in order to take care of the planet by reducing the impact of their production on the environment. As a result, the green energy market is expanding, offering innovative solutions including biomass, particularly for waste-to-energy plants.

An employee based on the island of Réunion

It’s against this backdrop that one of our employees is working at the Le Gol power station on Reunion Island. As part of the conversion of the plant, we are assisting our customer COREM with the installation of the supervision system and the electrical work.

Focus on biomasse

Biomass-based plants offer a number of advantages. Firstly, they help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using organic materials rather than fossil fuels. What’s more, biomass offers a renewable source of energy, as plants absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, thereby balancing the carbon footprint.

The Le Gol plant uses a variety of resources, but relies mainly on bagasse, the fibrous residue from sugar cane crushing. Other energy sources include used pallet wood, compost and other packaging wood.

Our strengths in responding to this project

IESA has been involved in the Energy and Environment markets since its inception. Although we began by supporting players in the energy sector in general, we have now transferred our expertise to complex, high-stakes markets.  Our skills and expertise in flue gas treatment processes make us the ideal partner for this project.


We would like to thank our customer COREM for their trust and loyalty in awarding us this new project, and we would like to spare a thought for our colleague Sylvain Lambert, who has been on site for several weeks!