UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present 15 leading companies in the wind-energy sector during the EWEA 2014 trade show, in Barcelona (Spain), from 10 to 13 March 2014. The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER) and the French Wind Power Professionals Association (FEE) under the Windustry France banner.
France has a key role to play at a European and a global level with regard to wind energy, and can bring tangible added value to the sector. Figures for the period going from late 2013 to early 2014 show that wind-power capacity that is connected to the power grid, in France, amounted to 8,000MW. France’s goal is that, by 2020, nearly a quarter (i.e. 23%) of the country’s demand for energy will be met thanks to renewable-energy sources.
France ranks fourth in Europe in terms of installed capacity and electricity produced, and the offshore sector has the greatest potential for growth, with calls to tender already in progress. French manufacturers are, therefore, able to consider investing in a sector that will be competitive against its European rivals.
The vast number of initiatives launched by French regional players has contributed to the strong growth recorded by the French wind-power industry: Bourgogne Développement, the Conseil Régional de Picardie (Regional Council of Picardy) and Le Havre Développement will attend EWEA 2014 alongside companies from their respective regions.
The 200m² French Pavilion at EWEA 2014 (Hall 6, Stand 6C70-A) will showcase a range of leading French-based companies and other entities in the field of wind power. The trade show will take place from 10 to 13 March of this year in Barcelona (Spain). Visitors are invited to visit the stand on 10 March in order to meet the participants during an informal drinks reception.
The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE in partnership with SER (Booth 6C70-A) and FEE (Booth 6C70-G), under the Windustry France banner (Booth 6C70-A). The participating companies are listed below; further information is available on request.
Astrium (Booth 6D70-L) specializes in the technological development and manufacture of wind-turbine blades.
Bourgogne Développement (Booth 6C70-B) is the Burgundy Regional Development Agency. Its main aim is to promote and enhance the attractiveness of the Burgundy region, in Eastern France.
Conseil Régional de Picardie
The Conseil Régional de Picardie (Booth 6C70-E) is the regional council for Picardy, in Northern France. It supports the development of wind-power-sector companies in the region. Picardy is the leading French region in terms of installed wind-power capacity.
Delta Box (Booth 6C70-D) designs and manufactures obstruction lights and supplies low-, medium- and high-intensity solutions.
Dialog (Booth 6C70-A) is a logistics-services provider: its areas of expertise include lifting operations, order picking, packaging, and wooden crates. Dialog is backed by the Windustry France programme, which is, itself, supported by the French government.
ENCIS Wind (Booth 6C70-H) offers turnkey solutions for wind analysis and measurement.
Eoltech (Booth 6D70-O) is an independent design consultancy that focuses on the analysis of wind-generating potential.
Epsiline (Booth 6C70-I) is a technological start-up that has developed a new generation of laser wind-speed indicators that are adapted to the wind-energy and meteorology sectors.
FRANCEOLE SAS (Booth 6C70-C) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pelican Venture and the only French manufacturer of steel wind-turbine masts.
Le Havre Développement
Le Havre Développement (Booths 6C70-J & 6C70-K) is the regional economic-development agency for Le Havre (in Normandy). It strives to provide support to the companies that structure the economic landscape of the territory, especially in the field of offshore wind energy.
Nass&Wind Industrie (Booth 6D70-K) provides offshore-wind solutions as well as development and engineering services for projects in the sector.
Plastima-Polyecim (Booth 6C70-A) is a top-ranking plastics-technology company. It designs and produces moulded parts made from fiberglass and is backed by the Windustry France programme.
PLENR, OPENR and PARTENR
PLENR, OPENR and PARTENR (Booth 6C70-B) are three companies dedicated to renewable energies that provide a wide range of services. PLENR offers assessments, consulting services, software solutions, and R&D; OPENR provides services and solutions in relation to technical inspections, technical operations, and QSE management; PARTENR specializes in installation and maintenance works.
Through STX Europe Offshore Energy, its subsidiary, STX France (Booth 6D70-N) offers its expertise in the engineering and manufacture of tailored renewable-marine-energy solutions.
VALOREM SAS (Booth 6D70-L) provides services in all areas of the renewable-energy sector, ranging from development to construction, in addition to technical studies and maintenance operations.
Wind For Future
Wind For Future (Booth 6C70-B) brings together players in the wind-power industry that are based in Burgundy and the eastern central regions of France.
UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.
In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.
UBIFRANCE is showcasing 15 French companies at EWEA 2014, on the French Pavilion (Hall 6, Stand 6C70-A). EWEA 2014 will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 3 to 10 March of this year.
EWEA 2014 is one of the most important events for the wind-power industry. The four-day event takes place in a different city every year and features exhibitions, conferences and opportunities for industry networking.
For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.ewea.org
For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/
For further information about the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), please go to: www.enr.fr
For further information about France Energie Eolienne (FEE), please go to: www.fee.asso.fr
For further information about Windustry France, please go to: www.windustry.fr
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