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UBIFRANCE showcases French leaders in MRE at EWEA Offshore 2013

UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present an array of leading companies during the EWEA Offshore 2013 trade show, in Frankfurt (Germany), from 19 to 21 November 2013.

The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), the French Wind Power Professionals Association (FEE), and the French Marine Industry Group (GICAN).

The renewable-energies industry is expanding very quickly in Europe, with particularly large growth in the offshore-wind-power sector. This industry is supported by significant investment programmes in Germany and in the UK. There is also notable investment in France, where the sector is starting to take shape and is making use of existing know-how embedded in other industries such as offshore oil, harbour infrastructure, onshore wind-power, transport and logistics, shipbuilding and aerospace.

The 200m² French Pavilion at EWEA Offshore 2013 (Hall 3.0, Stands E70, E74 and E80) will showcase a range of leading French-based companies and other entities in the field of renewable energy and the marine industry. The trade show takes place from 19 to 21 November of this year in Frankfurt (Western Germany).

The Haute Normandie delegation will comprise five exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E70. Haute Normandie is in north-western France.

Le Havre Developpement is the economic development agency for the area of Le Havre ( D.E.F is a fire-fighting-system specialist ( Fouré Lagadec specializes in industrial sheet-metalwork, industrial maintenance, wind power and marine systems ( G-TEC is a company with geological, geophysical, geotechnical and environmental expertise ( Manoffshore is a local partner in the field of harbour operations and industrial-project logistics (

The Pays de la Loire delegation will consist of seven exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. Pays de la Loire is in western France.

Pays de la Loire Region is the regional economic development agency ( Valorem is an independent renewable-energies operator ( Navalu is an aluminium-shipbuilding specialist ( Net-Wind provides preventative and curative maintenance on wind-power systems ( Neopolia is a specialist in the management of joint projects in the aeronautical, naval, offshore and rail industries ( Acebi is a world-leading supplier in the marine-equipment industry ( Sogebras specializes in harbour operations, maritime transport and logistics (

The Brittany delegation will include four exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E80. Brittany is in western France.

Bretagne Commerce International is part of the regional council and assists in the international development of companies based in Brittany ( Bretagne Pôle Naval is an industrial cluster for marine engineering, repair services, and shipbuilding ( Winacelle is a specialist in floating wind turbines (Booth 3.0 Stand E74). Piriou specialises in shipbuilding and in ship repairs for medium-sized vessels (

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region will be represented by one exhibitor at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. Nord-Pas-de-Calais is in northern France.

Dunkerque Promotion is a local economic development agency representing Jade, CNP Dunkerque, OG2S, Port de Dunkerque and Port de Boulogne-sur-Mer (

UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, will also host some of its partners on the French Pavilion. The Windustry initiative aims to promote the know-how and skills of French companies to those outside France and will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. The Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (or SER), the trade association for renewable energies in France, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74 ( France Energie Eolienne (or FEE), the association of French wind-power professionals, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand G20 (

The Groupement des Industries de Construction et Activités Navales (or GICAN), the trade association for the marine sector in France, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74 (, in partnership with the Hutchinson Company, a worldwide group which develops innovative solutions that are particularly adapted to the severe environment of offshore-wind-energy activities. The company will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand G20.


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 a large selection of French companies at EWEA Offshore on the French Pavilion (Hall 3.0, Stands E70, E74 and E80). EWEA Offshore 2013 will take place in Frankfurt (Germany) from 19 to 21 November.

The EWEA Offshore exhibition is one of the most important events for the ocean-energy and offshore-wind-power industry. The event takes place once every two years and covers all aspects of offshore-wind development, bringing together industry experts from over 60 countries.

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