Ombrea creates a new joint venture in partnership with Société du Canal de Provence

The ambition is to bring out committed projects that promote resilient and innovative agriculture in the face of climate change!

Ombrea and Société du Canal de Provence (SCP) found a joint subsidiary for sustainable agriculture

Building on a successful collaboration that began in 2017, Ombrea and SCP are strengthening their partnership by creating a joint company. The objective: to pool their respective skills and know-how to deploy solutions to farmers who are increasingly confronted with weather hazards related to climate change.

A partnership that combines crop protection and renewable energy optimization

The new company expresses the shared vision of SCP and Ombrea: Believing in the absolute necessity of developing tools to protect crops from these devastating effects, preserving water resources by promoting thrifty and optimized management, enhancing the production of renewable energy such as solar, dialoguing on a daily basis with the agricultural profession.

In addition to combining skills in engineering, agronomy, biology and artificial intelligence, the territorial anchoring of this new company in the South of France allows it to be as close as possible to the problems and expectations of farmers in order to provide them with an original and effective response.

A company that combines Ombrea's solution with the water-energy-agriculture expertise of Société du Canal de Provence

The two companies, already partners on two experimental sites of shaded areas in Rians (83), put their skills at the service of this new company.

Thanks to their optimal control, Ombrea's shading systems expand and retract to create the right climatic conditions for the plants to thrive. The multi-patented technology combines its know-how in agronomic data processing and artificial intelligence.

With its experience in agricultural water resource management and connected irrigation, SCP also brings to this project its expertise in the production of renewable energy, particularly solar energy, developed by exploiting the land potential of existing infrastructures.

In a logic of proximity to farmers and their needs, all these skills will allow this new subsidiary to protect crops, and this through the optimization of territorial resources (water, solar energy) and technological innovation, common ambitions of SCP and Ombrea.

About Ombrea

Ombrea has been active in the field of agrivoltaics for 7 years, developing innovative tools for crop management and protection to mitigate the effects of climate change. Closely linked to all the actors and institutions of the sector, its dynamic agrivoltaic solutions have demonstrated their efficiency on the treated crops. Ombrea currently has a team of 42 employees. It has raised a second round of financing in 2021, of 10 million euros.

About Société du Canal de Provence

As a player in the ecological transition, Société du Canal de Provence has been committing its responsibility, innovation and performance to the territories for more than 60 years, in order to meet the challenges of climate change in the region. innovation and performance to meet the challenges of climate change in the fields of water and renewable energy. in the fields of water and renewable energy. It takes up the daily challenge of securing water supply and access and access to water, thereby contributing to their development and economic growth. Its experience and know-how give it a solid expertise that enables it to provide a range of skills and solutions adapted to the problems of water and energy. and solutions adapted to the problems generated by climate change.

As the concessionaire for the Southern Region, SCP manages the exceptional regional hydraulic heritage of the Canal de Provence concession and mainly mobilizes water from the Verdon River to transport and distribute it throughout the Provence region. It supplies raw water, partially or totally, to 2 million inhabitants, i.e. 40% of the population of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 2,000 companies, 188 municipalities, 6,000 farms and 2,000 fire hydrants and stations.

Whether on the scale of the regional concession of the Canal de Provence, in its engineering and service offers or in the production of renewable energies, SCP meets the needs of its most diverse clients in the region, France and internationally, with the same high standards. It innovates to preserve, control and develop water resources and to support the and optimize its uses. As an active partner in a rich ecosystem, the Company favors a collective approach to respond efficiently to new to new challenges and facilitate transitions. It is thus multiplying synergies with its partners.

Ombrea Communication : Lucile Morel-Lab : +33 (0)6 22 89 82 61 |
La SCP Communication : Jessica Pillot : +33 (0)6 66 37 97 35 |