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Colas wins a Climate Solutions Award for the Wattway Solar Road

As part of the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Colas has won a Climate Solutions Award for the Wattway Solar Road.  The selection jury, whose members include experts in resources and climate matters, has honored Colas with a Favorite Award in the Mitigation – Large Enterprise category.  Organized by Ademe, C3D, le Crédit Coopératif, Orée, Solutions COP21, The Shift Project and World Efficiency, the Climate Solution Awards are given out to highlight the best solutions for alleviating and/or adapting to climate change. 

Colas received the award at a conference on December 2 at the Galerie des Solutions for COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change being held at the Parc des Expositions Paris-Le Bourget from November 30 to December 11, 2015.  The French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ms. Segolène Royal, along with Mr. Bruno Lechevin, President of the Ademe, presented the trophy to Colas’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hervé Le Bouc.  Colas and the other award winners will also be honored on December 4, 2015 during the “Winners Conference” at the Grand Palais where the Solutions COP21 exhibit is being held.  

Official Partner of the COP21, Colas is presenting a 20 m² demonstration section of the photovoltaic road surfacing Wattway at the entrance of the conference venue.  The Group is also displaying Wattway on the Bouygues stand (E51) at the Galerie des Solutions. Developed in partnership with the French National Solar Energy Institute, Wattway is the world’s first ever photovoltaic road surfacing which harvests solar energy to produce electricity.   

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