EDF Trading extends its partnership with Chubu Electric Power

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., and Chubu Electric Power will establish and operate a new coal procurement and supply operation in Singapore.

The new entity, Chubu Energy Trading Singapore (CET Singapore), will become effective from 1st April 2012 and will take over the exclusive mandate for Chubu’s coal procurement and freight logistics with a view to engaging more effectively with the international coal and freight market community based in Singapore. Key staff and commercial operations, currently based at Chubu Energy Trading in Japan, will transfer to CET Singapore.

Chubu Energy Trading was originally established in Nagoya by Chubu Electric and EDF Trading in 2008 and successfully utilised the asset-based business model approach of EDF Trading to optimise Chubu’s coal and freight positions.

“We have a great relationship with Chubu and I’m honoured that we are able to strengthen our cooperation even further. Having direct control over the supply chain is an important aspect of the operation which has contributed to a reduction in Chubu’s coal procurement costs. We look forward to the next stage in our partnership,” said John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive of EDF Trading.

For further information, please contact:
EDF Trading
Michele Reid, Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7061 4232

About EDF Trading
EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets. It has its own portfolio of assets which give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities around the world. These capabilities enable EDF Trading to deliver essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to the EDF Group and its third party customers, helping them to realise the value inherent in their asset portfolios.

EDF Trading is one of the largest participants in the global power, gas, coal, freight and environmental products markets. It is one of the top buyers of carbon credits from global CDM projects and has one of the most mature portfolios in the market. It is the largest importer of coal into Europe, a pioneer in the biomass market, a recognised leader in weather derivatives, one of the largest providers of market services to the wholesale gas and power sectors in North America with 18,000 MW of generation under management and the leading electricity trader in Europe.

EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF, Europe’s leading electricity producer, a major player in renewable energies, a significant participant in the worldwide revival of nuclear energy with a growing presence in the natural gas industry.

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