Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

PRESS RELEASE: The international Marine Renewable Energy conference

Inès NICOLAS - 22-avr.-2015 21:12:49

  The international Marine Renewable Energy conference in Nantes, 20 – 21 May 2015: the MRE sectors dont-miss event for 2015   As a new industrial sector ramps up internationally, the Pays de la Loire region will be hosting Les Assises on 19 May followed, on 20 – 21 May 2015, by the 4th international convention on marine renewable energy: Thetis MRE. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to identify the potentialities of the French MRE market… -  Tidal turbines : a potential capacity of 12.5 GW from a number of sites, such as Raz Blanchard (Cherbourg) and Fromveur, Ile dOuessant. Two demonstration tidal energy projects are under development. -  Offshore wind turbines : 3,000 MW under development sponsored by EDF, GDF, DONG and EDPr. A 3rd request for proposals should be launched in late 2015 (Q3-2015 for English speakers) to reach the target of 6,000 MW. -  Floating wind turbines : a pilot project should be unveiled at the SEM-REV test site off the Nantes coast. …and discover the extent of its development in France. Through visits to sites dedicated to marine energy, discover the expertise available in the Pays de la Loire region: - the ALSTOM factory, which manufactures alternators for the Haliade offshore wind turbine; - the STX France shipyard, one of the leading players in the MRE sector; - the MRE logistics hub in the Nantes St Nazaire Grand Port Maritime, - the University (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), R&D laboratory (Technocampus Ocean), technical centres (CSTB, IFSTTAR, CIRV) and Le Carnet test site, dedicated to marine eco-technologies. Thetis MRE lets you share the experiences of experts world-wide on the theme of "Marine renewable energy: from opportunities to industrial realities" at 4 plenary conferences on the challenges for the sector and 5 themed workshops devoted to fixed offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind turbines, test sites, wave energy and tidal wind turbines. The goal of these sessions is to review the current MRE situation in Europe, Asia and North America in order to examine initial results and the potential for development. Organised with support from the Pays de la Loire region, at the heart of the Nantes St Nazaire industrial area, Thetis MRE should bring together 400 exhibitors and attract nearly 4,000 visitors: 40% international visitors, manufacturers, major order givers, SMEs, design offices, research centres, schools and universities. The event is sponsored by DCNS, GDF SUEZ, ALSTOM, BESSE, CMN, EDF, RTE and SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL. About Thetis MRE: The Thetis MRE international convention was created in 2011 to meet the needs and expectations of players in the emerging marine renewable energy sector, bringing them together to share their experiences and boost the development of this "green" energy as a source of "blue" growth. Thetis MRE offers a varied programme aimed at both specialists and individuals who want to know more about the "MRE community". To find out more: Thetis MRE François Berry, Development Manager

PRESS RELEASE : IsoTemp, the new line of refrigeration upfit kits by GRUAU

PRESS RELEASE - 03-févr.-2015 22:01:39

Chicago- February 4, 2015 IsoTemp®, the new line of refrigeration upfit solutions by GRUAU GRUAU is Europe’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer and commercial van upfitter. On the occasion of the Work Truck Show, GRUAU is showcasing its unique IsoTemp® refrigeration solution. Part of the IsoVan® family of purpose-built commercial van upfits, this solution is already available for the full range of commercial vans sold on the U.S. market- including the new Mercedes Metris. Come experience the innovative temperature efficient, lightweight and form-fitting IsoTemp® system at GRUAU’s Work Truck Show booth # 3150 from March 4-6, 2015. Since 1889 GRUAU has developed and manufactured transportation solutions for public and private sector clients worldwide. Upfitting 45,000+ vehicles per year for clients across a wide variety of industries, GRUAU identified a need for high performance refrigeration and insulation upfit solutions. Using its extensive commercial van experience, the IsoTemp® and IsoChem® product series were born. IsoTemp® is a complete refrigeration upfit solution that includes lightweight, low-profile modules designed for efficient climate control while retaining maximum cargo space and preserving the vans exterior. Standard versions are available for MERCEDES (Sprinter, Metris), FORD (Transit, Transit Connect), RAM (Promaster, Promaster City), CHEVROLET City Express, NISSAN NV200, ... The IsoChem® series provides a purpose-built insulation and/or climate control solution. It also features an impervious and easy-to-clean finish that is ideal for transporting hazardous materials. In order to respond to the specific needs of its clients, from small businesses to large corporations, both IsoTemp® and IsoChem® can be customized for: IsoTemp : - Food Delivery - Biomedical Transport - Catering IsoChem : - Chemical Transport - Pest Control Vehicles - Pharmaceutical Transport About GRUAU: GRUAU is the N°1 Light Commercial Vehicle upfitter in Europe converting more than 45,000 vehicles per year for companies around the world. Under the umbrella of the GRUAU GROUP, the company is a referenced supplier to 34 international vehicle brands, and it designs, manufactures and commercializes more than 20 product lines. For more than 30 years under the leadership of Patrick Gruau, 5th generation, our family Group continues to grow. The companys 15 locations (including 3 abroad: Poland, Spain and Algeria) employ a total of 1,100 people. Press contact GRUAU: Laëtitia Chauveau PR & Communications Manager +33 (0) 6 31 51 40 75

Global Petroleum Show 2014 in Calgary

Miléna SALCI - 26-juin-2014 21:37:47

France’s expertise in Oil and Gas was showcased  in Calgary at Global Petroleum show, June 10-12.  Canadian Oil and Gas and international actors from the industry had the opportunity to : • Get individual B2B meetings with our delegates including leading EPC services firms, HSE solution providers, innovative equipment suppliers, production software provider • Attend a cocktail-conference and networking event, attracting more than 60 Oil and Gas executives from Suncor, Shell, Talisman, Total, etc. • Attend a the VIP reception of the Calgary Economic Development Council, sponsored by Suncor and Amec   Under the slogan “Reach new heights with French companies”, a raffle led  3 lucky Calgarians to win : -a snowkite offered by  Rapace  (value=1500CAD) -a learning session offered by  (value=500CAD) -a snowboard bindings (value=600CAD) ( PLUM )   Again, thank you to all our sponsors  mentioned above as well as Vermilion and law firm Miller Thomson, for their financial support. To see all the pictures from the mission, click on  this link .   Keep in mind that UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission in North America - can help your company  source potential vendors based in France upon your criterias/requirements and calendar. Ubifrance do organize “ French sourcing days” on a regular basis for major North American players   If you want to be informed of the next Oil and Gas actions in Canada, and get the list of participating companies and inquire about a meeting with them, please contact .

French companies at the heart of the minerals industry

Pauline Marie - 07-mai-2013 22:35:09

Canada is one of the most attractive countries in the mining sector: 19% of mining global investments come from Canada, followed by Australia (14%) and the United States (7%). Canadian minerals and metals account for 18% of the country’s total exports. Withholding 16% of the international market, the country ranks first on expenditures destined to mineral explorations. In addition to being a major gold, silver, copper and lead producer, Canada is one of the top five global producers for 12 minerals and metals. Toronto is a central area for mining events, especially as the Toronto stock exchange is the world’s leading source of funding for mining accounting for 31% of the global mining financing, which represents 45 billion USD. Therefore the PDAC convention - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada - took place from the 3rd to the 6th of March 2013, at the Convention Centre in Toronto. For its 81th edition, this event hosted 668 stands and a forum for investors of 613 stands. An average of 30 150 visitors attended this major event of the quarry industry. 126 countries were represented (including the United States, Australia, Peru, Mexico, England, China, Brazil, Chili, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey) as well as 60 provincial, federal and international governments. At the same time, more than 500 speeches were held: 22 technical sessions, 15 workshops and 26 rooms presented 116 Forums for Investors and 23 Innovation conferences organized by Camese. Thanks to Ubifrance, 7 French companies and 3 training institutes were represented on the French Pavillon. Therefore, Technip, Arcure, Géovariances, Technidrill, BRGM, Manitou, IRIS Instruments as well as the training institutes ENAG, l’Université de Lorraine et l’Institut Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais, were able to establish many contacts with companies in preparation of business developments.  

Meet the French Delegation at Gas & Oil Expo

Loic Leroux - 25-avr.-2013 00:47:20

Once again, UBIFRANCE will be present on the Gas & Oil Expo in Calgary in June. Come and visit our French Pavilion on the largest Canadian O&G show in 2013! Our booth will be held in the main hall and will present French expertise and savoir-faire. Companies from different sectors such as shackles, anti-wear hardfacing products, and water treatment will benefit from high exposure and will have the opportunity to meet with their potential clients and showcase their products or services. Some key facts about Gas & Oil Expo? Canada’s largest gas and oil show of the year, among the biggest in North America More than 600 exhibiting companies Over 23,000 registered visitors are expected Outdoor displays of oilfield equipment and specialized technology Business presentations by featured exhibitors and associations When and where is it? Gas and Oil Expo North America 2013 from June 11th to the 13th at: Stampede Park 20 Roundup Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada French Pavillion’s location: hall A, booth 1468 Are you a French company operating in North America ? Only a few more days to register ! Some good reasons to be there : - 4 in 5 attendees are able to make buying decisions for their company - Top 3 job roles represented include Senior Manager/ CEO (37%), Engineer/Technical (34%) and Consultant/Resources (29%). - Top 10 companies represented among registered visitors are Husky, Encana, Suncor, WorleyParsons, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Cenovus, ERCB, Nexen . Have a look on the others here . Your company can expect to : - Source suppliers for your own supply chain - Pinpoint areas for business development - Establish new leads - Identify commercial opportunities Exhibit with us and receive a very competitive rate ! For more information please contact: Loic Leroux +1 514 670 3985 or Thomas Varela +1(604) 639-0926 We’ll be happy to answer your questions and for the latest news about the Energy Sector, follow us on Twitter @UBIEnergy

French delegation at the Global Petroleum Show 2012

Stéphane Blajberg - 20-juin-2012 02:31:07

  The GLOBAL PETROLEUM SHOW (GPS) is one of the world largest energy exhibitions. This year GPS united 63,000 international leaders, engineers, industry professionals, field operators visiting from 95 different countries, and 2,000 service and supply exhibiting companies.   On this occasion, UBIFRANCE Canada hosted a delegation of 11 leading French companies specializing in the Oil & Gas sector at the French Pavilion:   ABSOGER – ARTELIA – AUTEXIER – ACSON-BS COATINGS – FORTIORI – INTERDEVELOP – PCM – TECHNOGENIA – TMW TECHNOLOGIES – VAN BEEST – SAFENERGY –   Following the path of TOTAL, the French Oil & Gas leader, all of them are keen on partnering with local Canadian companies to foster new and potential industry relationships.   For more information in regards to the companies listed above, please feel to contact Stéphane Blajberg :  

Fuel Cell French innovative companies and labs to partner with North-American players.

Guillaume Bak - 18-juin-2012 17:28:20

The World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) is the biennal event gathering the key players in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell energy. The 19 th edition took place in Toronto from June 3-7, 2012. It hosted more than 1000 attendees and included 450 presenters, 200 poster displays and delegates from more than 50 countries. At this occasion, Ubifrance (French Trade Commission) teams in Canada and in the United States combined forces to organize a mission with representatives of 12 French innovative companies and research organizations , in partnership with the clusters Tenerrdis (Energy) and Véhicule du Futur (Automotive Innovation). B2B meetings and visits of booths and facilities have been organized with companies and organizations such as Ballard Power Systems, Hydrogenics (Canada), the University of Michigan, Delphi (United States) and Air Liquide (France).   For more information about the market of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, please feel free to contact: Guillaume Bak –

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