The French daily publication, Les Echos, claims energy provider EDF Energies Nouvelles and the Franco-Italian company STMicroelectronics have entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Photowatt to secure financial information regarding the activities of the bankrupt solar manufacturer.
According to the report, this may have triggered the bidding deadline, scheduled for January 13. A new date for the submission of tenders is likely to be February 7.
EDF EN has recently made managerial structure changes following the 100% integration of the company into the EDF Group. Jean-Louis Mathias, Group Executive Director, responsible for coordinating activities in France, Gas and Renewable Energies activities within the EDF Group, and director of EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES, will take over from Pâris Mouratoglou, founder of the subsidiary. Antoine Cahuzac, who is currently Chief Executive of HSBC Private Bank France, will replace David Corchia in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer.
Pâris Mouratoglou and David Corchia will remain with the company in the months to come in order to ensure the smooth transition of governance and management. They will retain their mandate as directors of EDF Energies Nouvelles.