Highest French Honour for Irish Businessman

Highest French Honour for Irish Businessman

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  • 20th May 2016

Dublin – 20th May 2016:  John Mullins, the CEO of Amarenco Solar has been awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honour) at a ceremony in the French Embassy in Dublin, by the Ambassador of France to Ireland, Mr. Jean-Pierre Thébault.

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte to recognize eminent accomplishments of service to France, the Legion of Honour may be awarded to non-French citizens in recognition of actions benefitting the country of France. The award is at the discretion of the President of France, Monsieur Francois Hollande.

Amarenco is an independent power company that invests in, builds and operates solar PV power-plants. Amarenco commissioned its first project investment in France in 2014 and now has over 130 megawatts of operating and in development solar projects. In France, the company currently has projects in the South and South West of France reaching from Bordeaux to Nice.  Headquartered in Cork,  It’s French offices are in Nice and Gaillac. Amarenco have significant solar PV plans in Ireland with over 250MW in development.

“It is a great honour for me personally, but more importantly for the whole team in Amarenco and for our partners across France and Ireland, to receive the Legion of Honour award.”

Former CEO of Bord Gais Eireann and a past-President of Cork Chamber of Commerce, John Mullins is currently Chairman of the Port of Cork and sits on the Board of a number of Irish Companies including Wisetek, Mainline and Heneghan PR.

For information

Nigel Heneghan

Heneghan PR

Tel: (086) 258 7206

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