Strong French presence at the 2015 India Nuclear Energy Exhibition

Seventeen French companies from the nuclear sector and two professional federations participated in the seventh edition of the India Nuclear Energy (INE) Exhibition, held from 15 - 16 October 2015 in Mumbai. Present under the French pavilion organized by Business France, the French delegation also met key Indian players like Larsen & Toubro and NPCIL.

Mumbai, 15 - 16 October 2015

The French nuclear sector is a cutting-edge industry with three major operators: EDF, Areva and Alstom. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to France in April 2015, considerable progress was made on negotiations on the Jaitapur project. On this occasion, Areva signed a Pre-engineering Agreement (PEA) with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and a Memorandum of Understanding with Larsen & Toubro, to prepare for the EPR reactor licensibility in India and increase localization, thus falling under the “Make in India” policy.

In addition to these major industrial operators, the French nuclear industry boasts a network of different types of suppliers offering special products and services. The French nuclear industry turnover is about €46 billion - of which €5.6 billion is the contribution from exports – and employs 2,20,000 people. Further, France is the leader in Europe and ranks second worldwide in terms of nuclear power generation (with 58 standardized reactors).

The Indian government is increasingly introducing initiatives to accelerate the development of civil nuclear power, making the sector a key priority to meet the growing energy needs of the country with limited impact on the environment. India’s current annual output of nuclear-generated power is 5.78 GW, which it aims to increase to 14.6 GW by 2020 and 63 GW by 2032. The country is therefore set to become the second biggest market for new reactors between 2015 and 2032. India also offers opportunities in terms of maintaining and extending the service life of its current capacity, most of which comprises Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR).

There are ample opportunities in the Indian nuclear market for French companies that develop contacts and prepare bids for upcoming tenders.

Since 2010, the French pavilion has had the biggest and most visible international presence at the India Nuclear Energy exhibition organized by UBM. The French pavilion was set up in partnership with two federations:

  • AIFEN (stand G45 - Association des Industriels Français Exportateurs du Nucléaire) representing over 300 companies and major French associations (GIIN, Nucleopolis, PFCE, PFME, PNB). These companies (ranging from MSMEs to large groups) represent all links in the nuclear industry chain - from fuel production to dismantling, engineering, technology, components, generation and research. They are involved in power generation, creating research reactors, scientific and medical applications, and water propulsion.
    AIFEN pools the skills of its members to promote their expertise and experience throughout the world and helps them develop their business in new markets.
  • G.I.I.N. (stand G45 - Groupe Intersyndical de l’Industrie Nucléaire) is an association of professional federations and organizations involved in the nuclear industry. As a coordinator of professional organizations, G.I.I.N. is a representative body that upholds their interests vis-à-vis operators and authorities, while also providing access to information on the industry. G.I.I.N. also enables people to attend collective events (exhibitions, conferences, etc.) and facilitates access to markets in France and abroad.

The following companies were present in the 161 m² space of the French pavilion (Ground Floor of the Nehru Centre) at the INE 2015 event:

CompanyStand n° & Website Activity
BUSINESS FRANCE G-45 - Helping French companies export and
foreign companies set up business in France
AREVA G51 - AREVA is a world leader in nuclear power. The group’s range of utilities covers every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and operating services.
APAVE G 45 - Inspection, Consultancy, Training, Engineering, Testing and Metrology. Works with L&T in India
CMR GROUP G30 Provides solutions for sensors, wiring harnesses and instrumentation
DAHER VALVES G47 - Has developed a comprehensive and qualified range of nuclear valves with low-level radioactive dose, low maintenance cost and complying always with the highest safety requirements.
EDF G42 – The EDF Group is the world’s leading electricity company. Its business covers all electricity related activities, from generation to networks and commerce.
GEORGIN G49 - Manufacturing and selling 2 product lines:
pressure and temperature switches and transmitters adapted to harsh environments.
HYD & AU G33 - Supplier of hydraulic components, hydraulic cylinders, complete hydraulic solutions, provision of hydraulic services, electrical equipment boxes and automated systems, complete electrical installations, design and production of special machines.
JEUMONT ELECTRIC G50 - Jeumont Electric’s range for nuclear power plants comprises supplying generators for emergency gensets, motors for reactor coolant pumps, motors for auxiliary or safety equipment and related services to those suppliers, originating from Jeumont Electric or other manufacturers.
JST TRANSFORMATEURS G45 - Experience in design, manufacturing, and maintenance of electric transformers
LATTY G32 - Designer and manufacturer of industrial sealing solutions (mechanical seals, mechanical packings, preformed packing rings, gaskets, GEM gaskets metal-to-metal contact) to be used in all segments of industrial activities.
MIRION TECHNOLOGIES G29 - Design and manufacture of modular electrical penetrations assemblies (EPAs), which operate reliably over the sixty-year design life of a reactor, while safety passing electrical circuits and optical fibers, through the reactor containment vessel wall and still maintaining its integrity during harsh environments.
NOVINTEC G45 – Manufacturer of components, modules and sub-systems, specified in a wide range of aircraft; helicopters, space programmes, Formula 1 and Rally Teams, nuclear and other process industries.
(outside French Pavilion but will be part of the B2B program prior to the exhibition)
Intervenes throughout nuclear facilities’ lifecycles, from construction to decommissioning - including operation and maintenance - through three fields of activities: engineering, services and works, and products. Their activities cover civil engineering, mechanics, waste management, radiation protection including nuclear measurement, fire and flood protection.
REEL G48 - Designs, manufactures and services lifting and handling equipment needed for industrial activities in nuclear power, from uranium enrichment plant, fuel production, through power reactor construction and services to reprocessing plant and depository sites. REEL supplies fuel handling systems (FHS) for nuclear power plants, offers all equipment as an integrated system dedicated to safe and efficient core loading/unloading operations.
SEGAULT G52 - Designs and manufactures valves meeting extreme service conditions in nuclear, petrochemical and aeronautical test benches.
STAÜBLI G45 - Offers a range of connection solutions for all fields of the nuclear industry. Highly safe, reliable couplings, multi-couplings and equipped hoses are designed for sensitive applications, such as quick connection of fluid and electricity circuits, both manually and remotely, as well as energy supply, breathing air supply, filling and draining, contaminated fluid sampling and transfer of effluences.
WEIR G53 - WEIR, under brands SEBIM™ & SARASIN-RSBD™, design and manufacture high-performance nuclear valves, suitable for all types of nuclear reactors.

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