GIIN, the French Nuclear Suppliers Association, provides a unified voice for and represents nuclear trade federations and organizations. We help our member companies develop onto new markets in France and abroad. We promote their know-how and expertise and strive to make their trades and professions more attractive to youngsters.
GIIN represents companies (microbusinesses, SMEs, midmarket companies, and major nuclear corporations) from all sectors of the industry: from fuel manufacturing to the dismantling of nuclear power plants. These companies contribute their skills and knowledge to continuously improve engineering, construction, control, maintenance, and radiation protection.
We are a founding partner of I2EN and support the institute:
- To make sure that students acquire the skills necessary to the industry and thus ensure a skilled recruiting ground for our corporate members.
- To foster the export of our members’ technologies and services by complementing their technical offers with training offers adapted to the needs of their potential customers.
KEY FIGURES OF THE FRENCH NUCLEAR INDUSTRY
- €15 B turnover
- 20% of which acquired through exports
- 2,500 companies
- 115,000 highly-skilled workers and executives
- Over 300 GIIN members from the largest industrial corporations (AREVA NP, Alstom, Schneider Electrics, etc.) to small- and middle-sized companies (midmarket companies, SMEs, microbusinesses)
* Scope: companies of the nuclear industry except for operators
A UNIFIED VOICE FOR THE NUCLEAR SECTOR’S INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES AND THEIR FEDERATIONS
- We represent federations at the Nuclear Sector Strategic Committee and influence its strategic orientations with regards to market access conditions, training, exports, innovation, and communications.
- We express the needs of SMEs and midmarket companies of the nuclear sector and contribute to the actions they conduct together with EDF, AREVA, Government Departments, and trade unions:
– Participation in working groups run by EDF to prepare for the NPP life-extension plan (as a member of the nuclear contractors’ charter supervisory committee, with professional organizations, and within the “employment, training, and attractiveness” working group).
– Participation in the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) Commission on the comprehension of social, organizational, and human risk factors (COFSOH).
- We communicate in the media to promote the nuclear industry and speak out its positions on current energy and industry issues.
A SOURCE OF EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION
- We provide our experts’ contributions at regional, national and international conferences, such as:
– The European Nuclear Society’s conference “Preparing for nuclear new build: is there a danger of supply chain bottlenecks emerging if the UK, Finland, Bulgaria, Poland and Turkey are all constructing new plants at the same time?”.
– The French Nuclear Energy Society’s round-table on the EDF NPP life-extension plan.
- We organize conferences to inform our member companies on diverse topics such as:
– Insurances: “Insurance within the context of contractual liability on nuclear contracts”, – Financing: “Presentation of financial investment tools by BPI France and CMGM”,
– Energy policy: “Challenges of the European energy policy and FORATOM activities”.
- We hold quarterly congresses on:
– Foreign trade: financing for export, AREVA’s vision of the world’s nuclear market, Chinese market prospects, etc.
– Economy and industry: supplier/customer relationships, reforms on radiation protection regulations, etc.
- We publish a monthly market watch newsletter and an international press review on the global nuclear market.
ENHANCED VISIBILITY AND PROMOTION OF COMPANIES FOR EXPORT PURPOSES
- We participate in many trade exhibitions in France and abroad:
– Member of the organizing committee of the World Nuclear Exhibition—WNE (Paris-Le Bourget, France) and support for the participation of our member companies.
– Collective pavilions under AIFEN coordination: Atomexpo (Moscow, Russia), NIC (Beijing, China), INE (Mumbai, India), WFES (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).
– Collaboration with Business France, the French agency for the international development of French companies, and contribution to their actions such as welcoming international delegations.
- We distribute the official French nuclear industry directory to Government Departments, ASN, IRSN, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, large corporations, etc.
- We maintain strong representation in Beijing and Moscow to support companies that want to expand into those markets.