CARBON submits its environmental authorization request

CARBON submits its environmental authorization request

CARBON has officially filed its application for an environmental authorization (DAE), marking a new advance in the deployment of its ambitious project: to construct Europe’s largest gigafactory for photovoltaic panels in Fos-sur-Mer.


Adhering to the Schedule

This submission follows the mid-April application for a construction permit, thereby confirming adherence to the project’s scheduled timeline. The next step is set for autumn 2024 with the start of the public inquiry. Construction is then expected to commence in 2025, with the gigafactory’s operational launch slated for the end of 2026.


Commitment and Support

The DAE file, which includes over 4,000 pages of detailed descriptions, plans, and environmental and risk impact studies, reflects CARBON’s commitment and the diligence of its teams. The company has expressed gratitude to its partners, local government bodies, and state services for their ongoing support.


Environmental Protection and Biodiversity

The site, which will cover 45 hectares in the heart of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille-Fos, will include approximately 270,000 m² of industrial facilities spread over two floors, as well as more than 150,000 m² of preserved natural and aquatic spaces.

As previously announced during the preliminary consultations, CARBON is committed to prioritizing environmental protection and biodiversity, as well as risk prevention and industrial safety. Moreover, optimizing industrial processes is at the core of the project, aiming to promote energy efficiency and resource circularity.