Nuclear Days India 2021: Strengthening Indo-French Nuclear Synergies

Nuclear Days India 2021: Strengthening Indo-French Nuclear Synergies

MUMBAI, India, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The 14th edition of the Nuclear Days India 2021 was organized by Business France in partnership with EDF between 9 Nov and 10 Dec to sustain French experts in the nuclear sector in the Indian market. A delegation of 20 French Nuclear companies participated in this interactive event. This digital event was supported by the French Embassy in India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and the GIFEN along with Udyen Jain Associates as Knowledge partner. 

The event’s major highlights were composed of various industry interactions, webinars and EDF Suppliers’ Day by November and December 2021:

  • Webinar on Indo-French Synergy in Civil Nuclear, organised in partnership with FICCI with participation of Indian companies like Larsen & Toubro, Tata Consulting Engineers, Avasarala Technologies, Walchandnagar Industries, chief Energy Systems, MTAR etc.
  • Virtual B2B meetings between the Indian and French nuclear ecosystems.
  • EDF Suppliers’ Day and Networking event where EDF presented the Jaitapur Nuclear strength Plant project: update, business opportunities & localisation course of action for the major players of the Indian nuclear supply-chain. No less than 80 Indian companies joined the event in addition as French companies totalling more than 130 people on-line.

India’s growing nuclear goal :

India is the world’s third-largest carbon emitter on an annual basis today and among the top 10 historical emitters. The Indian government aims to generate more than 50% of country’s installed electrical strength capacity from non-fossil fuel energy resources by 2030. The Nuclear sector offers numerous opportunities for co-operation with the Indian industry in this popular context. Till date, India has 23 nuclear reactors in operation, 10 nuclear reactors and 1 research reactor in development. Several other projects are also in progressive discussions. Among them, negotiations are underway between EDF and NPCIL for the engineering and procurement of 6 EPRs at Jaitapur site, Maharashtra, India.

In April 2021, EDF submitted to NPCIL; its French binding techno-commercial offer to supply engineering studies and equipment for 6 EPR units at the Jaitapur site, Maharashtra. This major meaningful development for EDF, its partners and the French nuclear industry enabled to accelerate discussions with NPCIL, with the aim to converge towards a General Framework Agreement in the coming months.

The French nuclear sector – an important French industry

For more than 60 years, the internationally recognized French nuclear industry has been developing valuable skill in nuclear strength generation, fuel cycle management and the manufacture of specific equipment. The nuclear sector exports €6 billion worth of goods and sets each year and has a surplus balance of around €5 billion. Their experience ranges by 56 nuclear reactors in France, 120 reactors of French technology throughout the world and sets on nearly 250 reactors.

The French nuclear industry accounts for 6.7% of French industrial employment. With its 220,000 employees and 3,200 companies, 85% of which are small and medium-sized businesses, it plays a major role in the dynamics of French industry and contributes, by its locations throughout the country, to the development of local economy.

Internationally recognized skill

France is involved in several strength plant construction projects around the world, with its EPR reactors (net electrical strength output of 1,650 MWe), particularly in Finland, China, the United Kingdom, France and soon India. It has world leaders in all segments of the sector, in addition as a network of very active international SMEs and large companies, that assistance from the experience acquired on the national market. The French international players in the sector include: EDF and its subsidiary Framatome, Orano, and its subsidiaries Apave, Bureau Veritas, Assystem, Egis, GE Alstom, Nuvia, Onet, etc.

20 French companies participated in this event:

Arcelor Mittal – Industeel, Assystem, Beaudrey, Bureau Veritas, Camfil, Daher Valves, Descote, Egis, Ekium, Fastpoint, Gerard Perrier Industrie Group – Ardatem, Idom, Latty International, Metroscope, Mirion Technologies, Make In India Nuclear Supply-Chain sustain (Apave), Neotiss, Spherea, Thomas Thor Associates, Tractebel Engineering

About Business France:

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, in addition as promoting and easing international investment in France. It contributes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, in addition as runs the VIE international internship program.

established on January 1, 2015 by a merger between Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

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