The station in Pont-sur-Sambre includes a 400 MW combined gas-steam cycle (CCGT) electricity generating station at for a total investment of EUR 180 million. It is the first power station Siemens has built in France. BESIX was in charge of the earthmoving works, deep foundations and the civil works of the new Pont-sur-Sambre power station, including the metal structure with handover in 2009.
The combined cycle power plant at Pont-sur-Sambre complies with industry standards in terms of the architectural criteria, which call for an extraordinarily high level of environmental integration (facades in sawtooth zinc elements, untreated wood and Pilkington-type glazing bands).
BESIX has solid experience in building electricity generating stations on the international market, but Pont-sur-Sambre is the first electricity generating station it has built in Europe since the Tihange station 25 years ago.