ES Group is a participant in the IV World Nuclear Exhibition WNE-2021admin
ES Group took part in the IV World Nuclear Exhibition, which was organized by the French Nuclear Industry Association (GIFEN) and RX France. The exhibition has been held since 2015 and has the highest status in the field of nuclear energy and industry.
The topic of the exhibition, which took place from November 30 to December 2, 2021 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center in France, was “Nuclear industry: a key partner for a low-carbon society in the responsible future.”
In the framework of the exhibition, ES Group held negotiations with its partners, FRAMATOME, Westinghouse, Ahlberg Cameras, NUVIA, VUJE, Tensor, Skoda JS…
ES Group also participated in the workshops organized by Ansys France, Spie Nucléaire, FRAMATOME, NUVIA, Endel, Westinghouse, Oakridge, EDF, Rolls-Royce, Orano, Hexagon, Urenco, Hitachi Power Grids, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LTD and the European Commission.
At the exhibition, ES Group presented its exposition and acquainted the representatives of many countries with its developments, projects, technologies. In total, more than 600 companies were represented at the exhibition, and about 18 thousand guests from 83 countries took part.
We were able to see ourselves by the keen interest in the ES Group exhibit stand of both the exhibitors and visitors that the Ukrainian nuclear energy market is rightfully considered one of the most promising, rapidly growing, but still quite difficult for EU companies.
The purpose of our participation in the exhibition was to present the potential and experience of ESG and invite leading modern companies, technologies and equipment to cooperate in the implementation of the projects in Ukraine. The delegation of our company coped with this task by 200%.
At the opening of event, the WNE President and French Ambassador, Sylvie Bermann, said that as of today the global nuclear sector more than ever must play a role in combating climate change to accelerate and intensify efforts and investments to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon future set by the Paris Agreement in 2016 and adopted by 197 countries by now. Reports from the international organizations such as the OECD-NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency) or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in summer of 2021, confirm that nuclear energy must be a strong ally in the fight against climate change and meet the needs of society, generating controllable, continuous, and competitive baseline power that ideally complements renewable energy sources.
Sylvie Bermann stated that projects for the construction of new power plants are gaining momentum around the world, and research and development in the field of new technologies and concepts (SMR, advanced reactors, hydrogen technologies, etc.) stimulate the sector, create new business and jobs, form prospects and competitiveness. The current situation has never been so promising for the global nuclear industry. “I am convinced that nuclear energy has a critical role to play in the energy transition to achieve the goal of a low carbon society,” said the president of WNE.
The Director General of the World Nuclear Association, Sama Bilbao y León, said in her speech that nuclear energy offers a “golden opportunity” to create a cleaner and fairer world. However, she noted that there were three main challenges preventing the nuclear industry from making its full potential contribution to sustainable development and combating climate change: financing, perception and regulation.
The Acting President of Energoatom, Petr Kotin, speaking at the workshop sponsored by Westinghouse, said: “Ukraine, which survived the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, remains committed to nuclear energy, and the Ukrainian population trusts it. To this end, NNEGC Energoatom is implementing a consistent policy based on the following key elements: the safety of nuclear installations is the number one priority in the company’s activities; reliable and stable operation of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which produce more than 55% of cheap electricity; effective communication policy and transparency in activities.
Based on this, “Energoatom plans to increase nuclear capacity from today’s 13.8 GW to 24 GW in 2040.”
It should be noted that the projects implemented and under ES Group development are aimed at improving the safety of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, and the company’s capabilities will make it possible to effectively use the most advanced world experience in the construction and commissioning of new nuclear facilities. ES Group works in close cooperation with world technology leaders such as Westinghouse, FRAMATOME, NUVIA and others.