The French Trade Commission
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French Nuclear Industry : continuing commitment to the Indian Nuclear sector
Mumbai - 28th to 30th of November 2013

The French pavilion at India Nuclear Energy 2013 ( will bring together 19 leading French companies in nuclear industry from 28th to 30th of November 2013. Besides participating at the trade fair, the companies’ presence in India will be a great opportunity to showcase their advanced technology to Indian decision makers during B2B meetings. This French Pavilion has been organized by UBIFRANCE, with the partnership of AIFEN (Association of French Nuclear Industry Exporters) and its key members:  the G.I.I.N. (French Nuclear Industry Association), UBIFRANCE’s long-standing partner in assisting French companies to India, as well as the PFME (Electricity France World Partnership) and the Bourgogne nuclear cluster.

With a remarkable presence each year since 2010 at the India Nuclear Energy summit, UBIFRANCE and its partners wish to develop further the Indo-French partnership built up over the years. They aim to reinforce the industrial and commercial cooperation with the key players and to be associated with the Indian nuclear development. In this context, the collective on-site visits offer a unique opportunity to discover the latest innovations of this advanced sector to align the local demand. The French companies will have the opportunity to meet 2 Indian key players on site, Walchandnagar and Godrej & Boyce on 25th and 26th November to develop new areas of potential partnerships.

Since 2010, the French Pavilion has been the largest and most visible of the international India Nuclear Energy summit. The 2013 edition will be held at Nehru Centre in Mumbai. The French Pavilion will gather AIFEN, GIIN, PFME and the following companies : APAVE SUDEUROPE SAS, AREVA, DAHER - VANATOME SAS, EDF, FLUIDYN France, FNAG, FOREST LINE, GEORGIN, ISSARTEL, MIRION TECHNOLOGIES, ONET, REEL, SOURIAU, VALINOX, VALLOUREC HEAT EXCHANGER TUBES, WEIR POWER & INDUSTRIAL FRANCE.

AIFEN, is a professional association representing the French Nuclear Industry Exporters. Established in July 2013 under the realm of the French Strategic Nuclear Committee, headed by the French Government and the main actors such as AREVA and EDF, its members are involved in all fields of nuclear industry such as power plants for electricity production, research reactors and science, medical applications, marine propulsion. The entire supply chain of nuclear industry is represented by more than 300 companies belonging to AIFEN.   Members represent not only major companies but also numerous specialized medium and small-sized businesses. 

The objective of AIFEN is to gather the know-how and experience of its members to promote their expertise throughout the world. 

The G.I.I.N., the French Nuclear Industry Association brings together 200 companies with a well-known expertise in the nuclear industry sector. These companies contributed generously in the development of the French nuclear power plants and have international prestigious references. They operate in the following areas: engineering, consulting, training, inspection, maintenance, civil engineering, raw material, semi-finished products, fuel manufacturer, instrumentation, radiation protection, control system, regulation, pressure equipment, sheet-metal work, piping, tubing, electrical and mechanical equipment.

French know-how:  France possesses 58 reactors and its expertise is globally acknowledged in the nuclear sector. This expertise is the fruit of the constant commitment and investment of French industrial groups and SMEs for the past 60 years in the nuclear field. 

The French nuclear sector is currently the leader in the domain of the fuel cycle (manufacturing, processing and recycling) and in nuclear power plant construction and maintenance, with 2,500 companies. 

Key French nuclear industry figures:

- €46 billion in turnover, including €5.6 in exports
- €1.8 billion in R&D investment
- 2,500 companies and 220,000 employees
- 58 nuclear reactors in operation in France 

About UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in India:

UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development, comes under the aegis of France’s Ministry of Economy and Finance and Ministry for Foreign Trade. A key public partner in export for French companies, its complete range of services include providing information (on markets, legal, regulatory, international financing, calls to tender, sector watch), export consulting, sales actions (prospecting missions, partnership meetings, trade events abroad, communication in the international press, etc.)...

To support French companies of all sizes and all sectors in their development on foreign markets, UBIFRANCE mobilizes the expertise of over 1,400 persons in France and in 60 other countries through its French Trade Commissions UBIFRANCE and a network of Press Offices. The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in India has 4 offices located in the business hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, with a total dedicated multicultural team of over 30 Trade Officers and Advisors.

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Mr. Emmanuel GALLAND
Project Manager - Nuclear Industry
Tel.: +33 (0)4 96 17 25 34


Mr. Fayssal MAJID
Trade Officer - Infrastructures-Industries Department
French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in India
Tel.: +91 (0)22 66 69 40 84

For further information, please contact :

Ms. Anindita Banerjee - Trade Officer
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in India
Tel: +91 11 43 19 63 10 

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