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Qair is an independent European renewable energy company with a global presence and a track record as an industry pioneer. Driven by its end-to-end approach, the company continually explores new ways to harness the potential of natural resources across multiple technologies. Qair’s ambition is to treble its commissioned assets to attain 3 GW by 2027.

Ever since its origins, Qair has been focused on the future of our energy. Over 30 years ago, our teams started creating wind and solar solutions to become a precursor of the energy transition.

Today, our company develops, finances, builds, and operates projects in green hydrogen, marine renewables, onshore renewables and energy management.

We are proud that our entrepreneurial spirit continues to define the way we work. We always use a multi-local approach to involve local stakeholders in all our activities. Through these close collaborations, we shape tailored, agile solutions that constantly adapt to the energy needs of each region.

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Our values

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FAIR

We believe in fair business. We look out for communities and work with local stakeholders. We are transparent in our business dealings. We go out of our way to empower our teams so they can share skills and transfer internal knowledge. And we always keep our entrepreneurial spirit alive.

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CARE

Our vision is to accelerate the energy transition and establish renewable energies as the norm. That’s why we always prioritize long-term benefits over short-term gains.

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SHARE

At Qair, we share our knowledge, our insights, our experience with the people we work with. We listen and learn from each other, our partners and our customers. And we make sure we innovate for the benefit of everyone. Because we all work better together when we combine our strengths.

Locations

By continent

Africa America Asia Europe Oceania

By country

AzerbaijanBrazilBurkina FasoChadFranceGermanyGreeceIcelandItalyMauritiusMoldovaMontenegroMoroccoPolandRomaniaSenegalSeychellesSpainTunisiaUnited Kingdom

Our History

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Qair becomes the first renewable energy producer to be appointed to the French Tech Next120. This prestigious French government programme helps transform promising companies into world-class leaders. Members are selected based a track record of success and their proven potential to deliver disruptive technologies that meet major challenges, including the ecological transition.

Qair achieves its target of operating 1 GW of assets, and pursues its goal of attaining 3 GW by 2027. At the company’s Port-la-Nouvelle site in southwestern France, construction begins on two pioneering projects: the floating wind farm Eolmed, and the hydrogen production plant Hyd’Occ. Both initiatives are set to be launched in 2024.

Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel to be self-sufficient in energy sponsored by Qair, stops in the Seychelles and Brazil as part of its worldwide journey.

Photo: Energy Observer Production

Energy Observer Fortaleza stopover

2023

Qair develops internationally. It opens a subsidiary in Scotland, winning a 2GW offshore wind project as part of the Thistle Wind Partners consortium. It acquires the rights for a waste-to-energy project in the UK, commissions its 7th wind farm in Poland, and enters the German market with the acquisition of Green City. The company also launches the first floating solar power plant in Tunisia, and inaugurates solar plants in Morocco.

The Final Investment Decision (FID) is secured for Eolmed, a 30 MW pilot floating wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea.

Qair also becomes an official partner of Energy Observer, the first autonomous and zero-emission hydrogen ship. The vessel is set to travel around the world over three years, serving as a laboratory for the ecological transition. It relies on an energy mix combining solar, wind and hydro-generation, and Qair comes onboard to provide its expertise in responsible energy systems.

Qair skipper Kito de Pavant completes his 3rd Route du Rhum in 11th position (Class40).

Photo: Thierry Martinez for HBF – Reforest’Action

Photo of Kito de Pavant, sponsored by Qair

2022

Qair commissions the first private solar power plant in Morocco. Composed of 2,600 ground-based photovoltaic panels, the plant is installed on the site of Nestlé Morocco. It allows the Swiss company to eliminate one thousand tons of CO2 emissions every year and significantly reduce energy supply costs for its factories.

Qair windsurfer Marion Mortefon becomes champion of France.

Photo of Qair Windsurfer Marion Mortefon chmaion f France 2021

2021

Qair is created to bring together all Quadran International’s activities worldwide.

The name Qair recognizes the history of the company while also encapsulating its raison d’être. While “QA” references its historic name Quadran, “I” reflects its international ambitions and “R” is a reminder of its continued focus on renewables.

The group commissions the Holsvirkjun hydroelectric power plant in Iceland.

Photo of the Holsvirkjun hydroelectric power plant in Iceland. 

2020

The renewable energy company Quadran sells off its French onshore renewable production activities to Direct Energie. As a result, the company refocuses on international development with the creation of Quadran International and invests in offshore wind with the creation of Quadran Marine.

Photo of Qair's Plaine de Roches wind power station in Mauritius

2017

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