CNR model

Our approach as a territorial developer

Through its three historic missions (renewable electricity production, river transport and irrigation) and its Missions in the General Interest, CNR plays a major role in developing the territories crossed by the Rhone. Our philosophy entails close collaboration with the stakeholders and the spirit of joint construction for the benefit of all.


Joint construction with the territories

amenagements-fluviaux-pour-la-navigationCNR’s philosophy is to support projects promoted by the territories or carry out others that meet their expectations in a wide range of sectors. For example, we act to preserve biodiversity with the Rhone Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and the ONEMA. We develop river tourism and pleasure boating by building infrastructures (locks upstream of Lyon, docking facilities for river cruise liners between Lyon and the Mediterranean). We enhance the heritage of the Rhone Valley to make tourism an economic lever (the extension of the Arles Antique Museum to accommodate a Gallo-Roman barge, renovation of the footbridge of Rochemaure). We also contribute to laying the ViaRhôna cycle track, a flagship project for the Rhone valley.  

The keyword is dialogue

participation-a-l-extension-du-musee-d-arlesCNR sees its role of territorial developer solely within the framework of close dialogue with the stakeholders: local authorities, the administration, associations, the neighbouring population, enterprises, farmers, and so forth. For example, regarding wind power and solar power projects, CNR initiates the creation of local committees that allow all the actors concerned to associate themselves in every facet of how the project will take shape.

Priority is given to job creation

CNR collaborates with more than 5,000 enterprises, local authorities and associations in the Rhone Valley to carry out its missions and generates 15,000 direct and indirect jobs, of which 85% are located in the valley. For example, CNR relies on the French solar power industry in the framework of a long-term partnership: it has chosen to equip its plants with products produced by manufacturers in the Rhône Alpes region.

Key figures

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15 000 direct and indirect jobs, including 85% located in the Rhone Valley.

We call on more than 5 000 structures (enterprises, local authorities, associations, etc.) to carry out our projects.

A corridor for river transport 330 km long from Lyon to the Mediterranean developed by CNR and equipped with port and industrial infrastructures.

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