AIFEN’s partner organizations
As founding members, AIFEN can rely on the collaboration of four partner organisations: GIIN, PFCE, PFME, and Nuclear Valley. These groups play an active part in promoting France’s nuclear industry abroad and continuously make substantial investments in activities that can be jointly carried out with AIFEN. GIIN (Groupe Intersyndical de l’Industrie Nucléaire—Nuclear Industry Inter-Union Group), PFCE (Partenariat France Chine Electricité—France-China Electricity Partnership), PFME (Partenariat France Monde Electricité—France-World Electricity Partnership), and Nuclear Valley (Pôle de l’Industrie Nucléaire—Nuclear Industry Cluster) mobilise the players and do all they can to raise the French nuclear team’s international visibility.
GIIN—Groupe Intersyndical de l’Industrie Nucléaire
GIIN unifies and promotes. Its purpose is to support development.
GIIN (Groupe Intersyndical de l’Industrie Nucléaire—Nuclear Industry Inter-Union Group) is the voice and conduit of nuclear industry trade federations and organisations. It supports the development activities of the businesses in its network in new markets in France and abroad. GIIN promotes the savoir-faire and experience of the companies it represents and contributes to the appeal of their professions. Lastly, it represents companies (VSEs, SMEs, mid-market firms, and major corporations) engaged in everything from producing fuel to dismantling nuclear power stations. They bring their engineering, construction, inspection, and maintenance skills.
PFCE—Partenariat France Chine Electricité
PCFCE – Partenariat France Chine Electricité
Address: Main Building of Noble Centre, 1006. Fu Zhong San Lu, Futian District. 518026 – Shenzhen. P.R. China
Tel: 00 86 755 8370 1942
PFCE, or France-China Electricity Partnership, promotes the involvement of French SMEs/SMIs in the development of China’s nuclear programme.
The purpose of PFCE is to improve the safety and competitiveness of nuclear power production. It achieves that goal through the long-term involvement of French companies, especially SMEs and mid-market companies, in the development of China’s nuclear programme, in particular through the construction of units in China and partnerships between the French and Chinese nuclear industries in designing, manufacturing, building, commissioning, inspecting, maintaining, and dismantling nuclear power stations. PFCE members are qualified suppliers to Electricité de France (EDF), which currently operates 58 PWR nuclear reactors in France, is building a third-generation EPR reactor at the Flamanville site, and is active worldwide (UK, USA, China, etc.). The organisation regularly welcomes new members, thereby widening the range of equipment and services it covers.
PFME—Partenariat France Monde Electricité
PCFME – Partenariat France Monde Electricité
Address: 1 place Pleyel. Site de Cap Ampère, 93282 Saint-Denis Cedex, FRANCE
Tel: 00 33 143 690 249
PFME, or France-World Electricity Partnership, promotes security and competition in nuclear production.
PFME enables French SMEs and SMIs, including the French nuclear programme’s EDF suppliers, to team up with countries wishing to start up and implement a nuclear industry policy. They supply equipment and services for nuclear power stations worldwide. All of them are qualified by EDF. Spanning all the nuclear industry’s technical areas, PFME primarily aims to assist countries wishing to develop or redevelop their nuclear industries by sharing the experience and expertise of French suppliers with them. Specifically, that involves forging long-term partnerships between French and foreign companies. PFME is chaired by EDF.
Nuclear Valley’s motto is to bring together, promote, and unite the nuclear industry’s players to make them a winning team.
Companies and academics (professors and researchers) set up Nuclear Valley (Pôle de l’Industrie Nucléaire—Nuclear Industry Cluster) in Burgundy, the original cradle of France’s nuclear industry, in 2005. The government chose it as one of 71 competitiveness clusters. Created by around 10 local players, PNB now boasts over 200 members active in France’s nuclear industry, mostly in Burgundy, the Rhone corridor, and the Paris region. Nuclear Valley promotes innovation, especially in SMEs, through collaborative research projects that might receive government funding; develops training programmes to meet the industry’s needs; and nurtures synergy and cooperation between its members.