Our History

A proud history and an even brighter future

The history of ENGIE began in the 1800’s at the height of the Industrial Revolution in France and Belgium. Since then, we’ve never stood still. We’ve diversified and shifted to low-carbon alternatives in response to changes in society and have continually strived to enhance the way we live our lives.

ENGIE came to Australia in 1996, and we’re now part of communities all over Australia and New Zealand. Driven by our ambition to contribute to harmonious progress, we have taken up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy for all, mobility, and offer our customers and communities energy and services solutions that promote new and better ways of living and working.

In 2015, ENGIE brought together Trilogy Building Services, Spectrum Fire & Security, DESA, Cowley Services and Cofely Australia to provide customers with multi-disciplined building maintenance services managed by a single account manager.

  • Trilogy Building Services, founded in 1970, was a national provider of HVAC, Refrigeration and Mechanical services in Australia.
  • Spectrum Fire & Security was established in 2006 through the amalgamation of several successful fire protection businesses across Australia to form a stronger, national organisation.
  • DESA was established in 1989 to provide a professional service of installing communications and electrical cabling systems to all market sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Established in 1956, Cowley has proudly earned a reputation as the market leader in Refrigeration and HVAC services in New Zealand.
  • Cofely Australia was the Energy Services division of GDF SUEZ – a world leader in providing building maintenance services and energy solutions for over 40 years.

In late 2016, we acquired West Australian Mechanical Services (WAMS), a specialist commercial and industrial air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation business, and in 2017 we acquired Melbourne based Pro AV Solutions to provide customers with the latest digital and audio-visual services.

Today, ENGIE is setting the standard in Australia and New Zealand in lower carbon generation, renewables, energy efficiency and technology-based solutions. We celebrate our long and proud history, as we reap the benefits of global expertise while focusing on the needs of our local customers.

1858
Universal Suez Canal Company formed
1858
1946
Gaz de France created
1946
1964
Hazelwood Power Station Commences Generation
1964
1996
Hazelwood Power Corporation formed
1996
1996
ENGIE comes to Australia
1996
2003
Hazelwood Power Corporation rebrands to International Power
2003
2008
SUEZ and Gaz de France merge to firm GDF SUEZ
2008
2010-2012
GDF SUEZ acquires International Power
2010-2012
2015
GDF SUEZ rebrands to ENGIE
2015
2015
ENGIE Services created
2015
2016
West Australian Mechanical Services joins ENGIE Services
2016
2017
Launch of ENGIE Services AV Technologies
Acquisition of IBS AV which traded as Pro AV Solutions (Victoria)
2017
2017
ENGIE begins Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project
2017
2018
ENGIE sells Loy Yang B power station
2018
2019
ENGIE opens Willogoleche Wind Farm in July
2019

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You recognise the importance of sustainability, but you have a long way to go to achieve your sustainability goals. You are not alone! 34% of the population rate themselves in the late majority category too.

We're here to help

In any organisation there can be many barriers to going green. We can help you develop a staggered, affordable and achievable plan to transition to a carbon neutral future with our innovative energy solutions that can save money and the environment.

Transition to 100% renewable energy

Flinders University

Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer Scheme

Four Seasons Sydney

National Solar Rollout

Commonwealth Bank

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?

Did you know? We’re helping businesses like
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Doing your  
Bit

It’s great to see that your organisation has made good progress in its sustainability journey. Well done for being amongst the 34% of the population that has started implementing changes that will be felt for generations to come.

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We can help you accelerate your transition to a carbon neutral future with our innovative energy solutions that can save money and the environment.

Transition to 100% renewable energy

Flinders University

Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer Scheme

Four Seasons Sydney

National Solar Rollout

Commonwealth Bank

Did you
    know

?

Did you know? We’re helping businesses like
NAB and L’Oréal
achieve their sustainability goals

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Just like us, you sit ahead of the curve in your sustainability journey. Well done for being amongst the 13.5% of the population that bravely paves the way for others and leads by example, making a difference that will be felt for generations to come.

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Sustainability

champion

Just like us, you sit ahead of the curve in your sustainability journey. Well done for being amongst the 2.5% of the population that bravely paves the way for others and leads by example, making a difference that will be felt for generations to come.

Go further

We can help you accelerate your transition to a carbon neutral future with our innovative energy solutions that can save money and the environment.

Creating the world’s greenest city

ENGIE X Springfield

Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer Scheme

Four Seasons Sydney

Exploring the potential of Hydrogen

ENGIE X Yara




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