Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

A unique exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21

RAMHIT Emilie - 16-déc.-2015 16:33:50

The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs).


Astom built the biggest offshore wind turbine in the world

christine deniel - 14-mai-2015 11:14:56

    The Haliade ™ 150-6MW responds to the stricts constraints imposed by the marine environment. This new generation of offshore wind turbine, with a rated output of 6 MW, will be able to supply in electricity the equivalent of 5,000 homes annually. Simple, robust, and effective, it will improve the competitiveness of offshore wind turbines. With a 170 metres height and 1,500 tonnes with each blade measuring 73.5 metres, this first Haliade ™  posed in the North Sea is the largest and biggest wind turbine in the world. This ALSTOMs stroke of genius combines effectiveness, simplicity, yield and strength.   By 2020, half of the produced energy will be renewable; the producers need to "go green".      


Air France Industries - KLM acquires half of the capital of American Tradewinds

christine Spicer - 17-avr.-2015 14:05:43

  Air France Industries-KLM E & M decided to take 50% of the capital of Tradewinds, American actor of the trading of engine parts. This participation must allow the division of the Air France-KLM group access to a second hand engine parts network, inter alia allowing it to lower its costs. Marc Roubaud, Director of development of the subsidiary, said that Tradewinds chose "especially for the quality of the pieces and their traceability", crucial element of aeronautical maintenance activity. Stake raised some 10 million euros. "We aim within seven years to double the turnover of Tradewinds", says Marc Roubaud, which today is $ 35 million.  


Electric consumption in France

christine deniel - 17-avr.-2015 13:59:22

  Balance French electric 2014 renewables grow and cover nearly 20% of French consumption balance electric french 2014clarification of the regulatory system as well as more favourable economic provisions in 2014 allow renewable energy to pursue their development. The situation of the wind and photovol taique improves with nearly 1 900 MW installed additional-owners in 2014. The France includes now more than 9 100 MW of wind and near 5 300 MW of photovoltaics. The electrical energy produced by non-hydraulic (28 TWh) renewable-lables energy exceeds the produc-tion of thermal fossil for the first time in 2014. More than half comes from wind generation, the rest is divided between photovoltaic and biomass.The maximum of wind production has reached the 27th decem - BER 2014 for a little more power of 7 000 MW, or 80% of wind power installed. The maximum of photovoltaic production reached on May 17, 2014 at 1: 30 p.m. for a capacity of 3 700 MW. Such levels had never been achieved before.In addition, water availability is rather high this year, because of a high volume of rainfall: level of hydraulic production (68.2 TWh) is the strongest of the decade after 2013, which was exceptional.  


Electric renewables grow and cover nearly 20% of French consumption in 2014

Christine Deniel - 16-mars-2015 13:25:18

The regulatory systems as well as more favorable economic provisions in 2014 allow renewable energy to pursue their development.     Wind and photovoltaic improves with nearly 1 900 MW installed additional-owners in 2014. France includes now more than 9 100 MW of wind and near 5 300 MW of photovoltaics. The electrical energy produced by non-hydraulic (28 TWh) renewables energy exceeds the production of thermal fossil for the first time in 2014. More than half comes from wind generation, the rest is divided between photovoltaic and biomass. On the 27 th of December, the maximum of wind production has reached 7 000 MW, or 80% of wind power installed. The maximum of photovoltaic production reached on May 17, a capacity of 3 700 MW. Such levels had never been achieved before. In addition, water availability is rather high this year, because of a high volume of rainfall: level of hydraulic production (68.2 TWh) is the strongest of the decade after 2013, which was exceptional.  


French aeronautical industry set for new heights as global demand skyrockets

Vimla Hunt - 17-déc.-2014 12:12:38

Airbus, headquartered in the French city of Toulouse, projects that the global number of in service passenger aircrafts will double by 2033, to 31,400. The usual suspects can explain this rise in demand: change in demographics in developing economies, and tastes and preferences of their emerging middle class. Who will benefit from this near certain doubling of the market? Certainly one of the strongest cases comes from Airbus and the rest of the 3,000 French companies working in the field of aerospace. More than Airbus The European aviation industry, the production, maintenance and support of civil aircraft, is currently second largest in the world following the US’s Boeing led sector. It is undeniably integral to France in producing jobs and growth, as it is the largest foreign looking sector with 22 billion euros in net exports. Many SMEs depend and service Airbus and these will directly benefit from the impending expansion of the giant’s aircraft deliveries, as for the A320 for example, rising from 42 to the target of 50 planes per month. Aside Airbus’s presence, there are many smaller companies that have succeeded independently and are capturing attention abroad. For example, Mapaero produces paint for airplane interiors and exteriors, such as for aircraft’s wheels. They rapidly acquire new airlines as clients, the company being particularly innovative as its products are in line with recent EU regulations restricting chemicals in paint. The company’s attempts to limit impact on environment will also secure it a bright future. Ready for Take Off The French aviation industry is currently well diversified, mature and a world leader. What are its prospects for the future? It seems hard for things to get better, but it certainly looks this way. Brice Robin, Ubifrance’s project head explains that the industry is not lingering on its current successes: “Yes, over the last 100 years France has a history with aviation. This however is never enough, and we have to look to innovation for the future. For example French companies spend an average of 14% of their revenues on R&D.” Innovation is incredibly important for France to extend its advantage in a market that requires the utmost quality in order to ensure the security and longevity of its very expensive products to its prospective clients. Mr. Robin adds that there is an industry pressure for firms to “deliver faster, perfect parts with high level of quality, and better products with new technology, such as lower weight.” There are competitors arising in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. However, they are likely to have difficulty in competing with France’s knowhow and completeness of services.  Mr. Robin explains, as an example, that the French maintenance’s market provides a one-stop shop for clients and this reduces costs as well as being convenient: “Today buyers don’t only look at the cost of aircraft, but also the maintenance and all else surrounding the aircraft since they will keep the aircraft for 25 to 35 years. They will also be renovating the aircraft interior every 5 to 10 years.” An airline doing business in France will not only purchase from Airbus but also look to other French companies, some located as near as the Toulouse metropolitan area, that provide maintenance and other support in usage such as refurbishment.  Mr. Robin puts this all in perspective of the emerging competition of the French industry: “Clients cannot supply all of their parts and components from a new player in an emerging market because some technologies, materials, designs, and new processes there will not be available and this is a French advantage.“ For example, for the maintenance of certain structural parts that are produced by Airbus, there is a requirement of special certification that can only be found amongst French engineers. Ubifrance and French SMEs Ubifrance helps French companies find clients and partners abroad. For example, Win MS participated with Ubifrance at trade shows in Dubai and was able to attain contacts with local airlines. Their aeronautical maintenance equipment were very impressive to Qatar Air, world’s second most preferred airline according to the World Airline Awards.  Aeroform provides repairing equipment for composite materials, much of which can be found in the structure of modern aircrafts. The company was looking for one distributor in Spain and Germany, and with help of Ubifrance was able to attain a list of seven to ten possible suitors in each of the markets. In three months they signed one distributor in each country and are now working with Ubifrance to achieve the same results in the Russian market. For further information about French exporting companies, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/companies.aspx?k=&z=&c=&ca=3&sca=75 Airbus : http://www.airbus.com/   Aeroform : http://www.aeroform-france.fr/ Mapaero : http://www.mapaero.com/en/  


Grant of €4 millionby the Brittany Regional Council to modernize the "Pont-Aven"

Christine Deniel - 08-déc.-2014 11:20:25

The Brittany Regional Council decided to grant a €4 million refundable advance to “la Somabret”, the partially public company, owner of the Brittany Ferries. This grant is aimed at helping the company in modernizing two particular boats “Pont Aven (Roscoff-Cork) and Armorique (Roscoff-Plymouth)”. These two ferries will be equipped with scrubbers, in order to comply with the new regulations regarding sulfur emissions, coming into effect 1 st January 2015. This project is reckoned to cost €31.1 millions. Brittany Ferries cancelled its plan to build a new ferry, fueled with liquefied natural gas. It was to be built by STX in Saint-Nazaire.


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The Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Department Covering all aspects of the areas. we focus on the following sectors:   - Energy - Infrastructure - Transport - Industry - Environment / Waste Recycling / Water treatment - Construction In 2012, the Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Department is organising events in : - March 6th, 2012: Trade meeting in the water & waste sector, Dublin - April 16th to 19th, 2012: French Pavilion on the European Wind Energy Association, Copenhaguen - September, 2012: Meetings in the electricity sector, Dublin - October 17th, 2012: French delegation during the International Conference on Ocean Energy, Dublin   Events organised in 2011 : - May 24th and 25th, 2011: Irish Rail Trade Meeting, Dublin     For further information about the events please contact Christine. Please contact: Christine DENIEL SPICER christine.deniel@businessfrance.fr Tel: +353 (0)1 277 50 83  &nbs

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