SVENDBORG MERGER CREATES STRONG MARINE ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY COMPANY WITHIN THE OFFSHORE & MARINE SECTORS PRINCIPIA SAS, the engineering company specialized in offshore energy and naval activities, reinforces its presence in Denmark for the North S

Brigitte MARCEL - 13-juin-2014 10:33:06

SVENDBORG MERGER CREATES STRONG MARINE ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY COMPANY WITHIN THE OFFSHORE & MARINE SECTORS PRINCIPIA SAS, the engineering company specialized in offshore energy and naval activities, reinforces its presence in Denmark for the North S

Bæredygtig byudvikling: Vivapolis genopfinder byfremtiden

Anthony BATES - 12-mai-2014 13:56:31

  Sustainable urban development: Vivapolis is re-inventing the future for cities Imagine the city for tomorrow. That’s the daily challenge many French companies are ready to meet today, all of them re-grouped under the brand Vivapolis. French know-how in providing solutions definitely has takers elsewhere in the world. Today, major cities throughout the world are searching for very specific expertise when it comes to developing, renewing and re-inventing themselves. France certainly has the high caliber players -- Bouygues, Vinci, Eiffage, Alstom, Veolia, Egis – to go along with innumerable SME positioned on very technological niche markets that respond to crucial challenges for tomorrow. Initiated by French public authorities, Vivapolis regroups the wide range of expertise French companies have to offer to meet the needs of cities all around the world. “Simply because it is always easier to focus attention on a name everyone can recognize,” explains Caroline Olivier, Environment Project Manager at Ubifrance. More than 70 French enterprises focused on sustainable cities have risen to the challenge by joining Vivapolis. Certified know-how Demonstrations of their know-how abound: whether it’s the Grand Paris, Grand Lyon, the Euro-Mediterranean project in Marseille, the Urban Community of Bordeaux, among other initiatives. For all of these sites, there are several issues that need to be faced: mobility, managing energy, pollution… One common thread shared by all of these urban development projects involves improving the quality of life and social cohesion in these cities to make them more attractive. Several ambitious projects have been started to develop responses. One key example is the Auto-Lib system in Paris to reduce circulation in the city with non-polluting electrical cars. Bordeaux Euratlantique, an extensive construction endeavor, reveals the wide scope of action Vivopolis is capable of.   Relying especially on the development of eco-quarters, the project combines energetic efficiency, water recycling and a solar-energy plant. International markets lining up Vivapolis is ready for export. It’s already present in Morocco, where public authorities hope to benefit from French know-how to develop a new city of Chrafate in the region of Tanger-Tetouan. “They requested assistance from the French to help them carry out this ambitious project,” adds Caroline Olivier. The same thing is true for Turkey, with the youngest population in Europe. Turkish authorities expect French companies to help them integrate this youthful population more effectively in a cityscape that is constantly growing. As for China, its gigantic projects require showing up with turnkey proposals. Over the past 10 years, France has already carried out more than 200 projects in approximately fifty Chinese cities. Another highlight is the French eco-quarter that is going to be built in the Tiexi district in Shenyang. Alstom and its joint-venture, Satée, won a deal amounting to € 75 Million to provide locomotives for 550 wagons on Subway Lines 3 and 4 in Chengdu, the 5 th largest city in China. For Caroline Olivier, “Vivapolis involves a large number of French companies working on sustainable cities,” responding to key issues in urbanization for emerging countries as well as for renewal of major cosmopolitan areas worldwide. The latest scoop for Vivapolis? France is getting cutting-edge, using state of the art technologies, proposing 3D simulations for these international projects to allow deciders to visualize different possibilities for a quarter or city. These virtual scale models showcase all of Vivapolis’ partners and their specializations. It is now being tested for initiatives in Astana and Santiago in Chile. http://business.ubifrance.com/vivapolis-fr/companies

Oil and Gas sector in France

JENSEN Annemette - 24-avr.-2014 14:37:07

Oil and Gas: France is one of the world leaders   There is Total and then there are the others. That is how some people blindly underestimate the Oil & Gas sector in France. Fortunately, the French landscape for this sector is far richer than that. “What people need to know is that the French offer is positioned among the leaders worldwide,” explains Agnès Hagyak, Project Manager for Hydrocarbons at Ubifrance . France’s para-petroleum sector includes over 400 enterprises and creates 55 000 jobs that are “highly qualified at the technical and scientific level,” according to Agnès Hagyak. In terms of exports, France even has the 2 nd biggest para-petroleum sector in the world, behind N° 1, the United States. France equals Norway and the United Kingdom. French suppliers account for 90% of their total turnover in exports. Total and GDF Suez, among the major players in the world, naturally draw a lot of attention. Yet there are also many French companies that are not as well known, but who deliver high performance internationally.   “France’s para-petroleum sector includes over 400 enterprises and creates 55 000 jobs that are highly qualified at the technical and scientific level”   Many of them are SMEs who display a very high level of technical expertise . These companies are a hotbed of creativity. When it comes to covering needs in technologies, in equipment and services required for exploring, producing, transporting and refining hydrocarbons, the French offer is considered as top-notch.   French know-how is especially recognized in the area of offshore and deep water drilling, in fact, for any sort of high sea platform. French companies, thoroughly international, can easily position themselves on very specific niches. They are not at all afraid of customizing their solutions. Quite the contrary!   For example, there is the Bardot Group, An SME with international presence, specialized in para-petroleum equipment. In particular, it makes tooling with technical polymers and structures that are soldered by robotic equipment, along with the development of the means to attach and assemble these structures. With such expertise on this niche market, Bardot Group has managed to work on sites in Angola, Texas, Brazil and Malaysia. And BARDOT is hardly the only French company capable of such international success.   Nexans, is a specialist in making cables required by the sector. Expert in electrical engineering (automated solutions, instrumentation and command system) CEGELEC works very successfully on international projects. There are still other players in the market: Air Liquide, Bureau Veritas, Entrepose projets, Ponticelli, all renowned companies. www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/companies.aspx

Welcome to the 15th Symposium of the French Renewable Energy Association !

Brigitte MARCEL - 17-janv.-2014 11:14:32

The annual symposium of the SER, Syndicat des énergies renouvlables, (the French Renewable Energy Association) is where political commitment to the renewable energy field in France is measured. A number of crucial decisions affecting the future of the renewable energy sectors are announced at the event; study results, surveys and experiences feed into the development of the different industries. Political positions are affirmed and these implicate the future of the market. This year the event will be held on the 6th of February at the UNESCO House in Paris. Each year, more than a thousand participants attend the event which is placed under the High Patronage of the President of the French Republic and consistently supported by ADEME and the major French energy companies, ALSTOM, AREVA, EDF EN, GDF SUEZ, TOTAL, DALKIA. For more information on the program click HERE To register click HERE The following participants have confirmed their attendance at the event: Claude BARTOLONE, President of the french National Assembly Laurent FABIUS, Minister of Foreign Affairs Arnaud MONTEBOURG, Minister of Industrial Renewal Philippe MARTIN, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Pascal CANFIN, Deputy Minister for Development Edward DAVEY, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom Andrew GARRAD, President of EWEA

Nyt energipartnerskab vil spare små øer for tonsvis af dieselolie

Brigitte MARCEL - 17-janv.-2014 11:11:22

Kilde: Ingeniøren, af Sanne Wittrup 08/01/2014 Dong Energy går sammen med globale Schneider Electric om at sælge ’Færø-modellen’ til resten af verden. Her kan et it-system holde et skrøbeligt elsystem på benene ved at afbryde elkunder i kortere tid. Mindre øer uden kabelforbindelse til fastlandet klarer ofte elforsyningen med brummende generatorer, der slubrer tonsvis af dyr dieselolie i sig. Samtidig lever øerne med skrøbelige elsystemer og deraffølgende strømafbrydelser, hvilket gør indførelse af vindmøller og andre vedvarende energikilder til erstatning for dieselgeneratorerne til en meget stor udfordring for elnettet og de lokale elselskaber. På Færøerne har man i samarbejde med Dong Energy testet et it-system ved navn Power Hub , der er udviklet af Dong Energy. Power Hub overvåger elsystemet og kobler - efter aftale - kortvarigt bestemte forbrugsenheder ud, hvis balancen i elnettet er truet. Det reducerer både antallet af nedbrud og overflødiggør dyre standby-generatorer. Læs mere

"Green City": Den franske minister for udenrigshandel, Nicole BRICQ, og 7 franske virksomheder præsenterer deres ekspertise for danske kommuner

Brigitte MARCEL - 07-nov.-2013 11:10:46

Den franske Ambassades Handelsafdeling Ubifrance i Danmark afholdt mandag den 21. oktober Seminaret "Green City" i det Europæiske Miljøagenturs lokaler på Kongens Nytorv. De franske virksomheder Schneider Electric, Renault, Citelum, Alstom, Artelys DBT CEV og Evtronic fik lejlighed til at udveksle erfaringer vedr. energieffektivitet, grøn transport og bybelysning med beslutningstagere fra de største danske kommuner. Seminaret bestod bl.a. af et ”round table” ledet af den franske minister for udenrigshandel Nicole Bricq samt af oplæg fra ​de 7 franske virksomheder og Aalborg, Helsingør, Odense og Københavns Kommuner. København er i øvrigt udnævnt til Europas miljøhovedstad i 2014. Ministeren udtrykte sit ønske om at forsætte udvekslingerne mellem Danmark og Frankrig og at styrke dialogen mellem danske kommuner og franske virksomheder med henblik på at finde løsninger på at opnå CO2 neutrale byer i de kommende årtier. Nicole Bricq udtrykte også sit ønske om at modtage sin danske ministerkollega sammen med danske kommuner og virksomheder i Paris med henblik på videre udveksling af erfaringer vedr. bæredygtige byer. Herunder finder du links til kommunernes og virksomhedernes præsentationer: Aalborg Kommune København Kommune Odense Kommune Artelys Citelum DBT CEV Evtronic Renault Schneider Electric            

Københavns Kommune indgår en aftale med det franske lysfirma Citelum

Brigitte MARCEL - 04-nov.-2013 14:11:10

Source: Københavns Kommune Københavns Kommune har netop indgået en aftale med det franske lysfirma Citelum om udskiftning af 20.000 gamle lysarmaturer med energivenlige LED-lyskilder og en udskiftning af 8.000 lysmaster. Aftalen glæder teknik- og miljøborgmester Ayfer Baykal (SF), der sikrede en kvart mia. kr. til arbejdet i forbindelse med kommunens budget for 2013. København skal være verden første CO2 neutrale hovedstad i 2025. Med aftalen halverer vi energiforbruget og CO2-udledningen fra byens gadebelysning. Det svarer til forbruget i mere end 4.500 lejligheder. Endelig opnår vi med aftalen en driftsbesparelse på mere end 17 mio. kr. om året. De sparede penge kan vi bruge på at skabe en endnu bedre by for københavnerne, siger teknik- og miljøborgmester Ayfer Baykal (SF). Med overgangen til LED-belysning vil københavnerne komme til at se byen i helt nyt lys. Den nuværende gadebelysning sikrer primært lys på kørebanerne til glæde for bilisterne. Men fremover kan vi sprede lyset over et større område, så cyklister og fodgængere får nemmere ved at finde vej gennem byen, forklarer Ayfer Baykal. LED-belysningen vil også være med til at skabe mere tryghed i København, da kommunen kan skrue op for lyset i områder, der er præget af utryghed. Derfor skal der nu laves en belysningsplan i samarbejde med byens lokaludvalg og andre lokale aktører. Vi arrangerer nu lokale byvandringer, der samlet set vil dække 300 km af byens veje og stier. Her vil københavnerne få mulighed for at komme med deres ønsker til den fremtidige belysning. Københavnerne ved, hvor det er utrygt at færdes. Derfor skal københavnerne også være med til at bestemme, hvor vi skal skrue op for belysningen, siger Ayfer Baykal. Citelum overtager med aftalen også ansvaret for at vedligeholde vejbelysningen i København i 12 år frem til 2025. I Citelum-gruppen er vi meget stolte over den tillid, som vi har fået fra en af Europas store byer. Københavns målsætning om at blive CO2-neutral inspirer os alle, og det giver Citelum en enestående mulighed for sammen med Københavns Kommune at vise andre byer, at det er en god idé at skifte til miljøvenlig gadebelysning, siger CEO Michel Tesconi i CiteLum, som sætter gang i udskiftningen efter årsskiftet.

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Afdelingen for Industri, Energi, Miljø, Transport & Infrastruktur fungerer som bindeled mellem danske firmaer og franske leverandører og dækker følgende områder: - Miljø, kemi, affaldsbehandling, vandbehandling - Infrastruktur, anlægsprojekter og -maskiner - Transport, automobiler og udstyr - Industri, underleverandører, intelligente tekstiler - Energi, herunder vedvarende energi Vi har et indgående kendskab til den franske industri, som danske firmaer med fordel kan drage nytte af. Vi kan bistå med at etablere kontakt til franske firmaer der ligger inden for netop Deres firmas interessefelt. Vi organiserer events hele året rundt med henblik på at gøre det lettere for danske firmaer at mødes med franske leverandører. Handelsafdelingens team inden for Industri, Energi, Miljø, Transport & Infrastruktur står klar til at besvare Deres fo

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