SPIE is actively involved in the transformation and modernisation of the nuclear sector

Published on 23 November 2020

Cergy, 23 November 2020 – SPIE Nucléaire, a French subsidiary of the SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, continues to be involved in the development of the nuclear sector and announces the reappointment of David Guillon, the subsidiary's Managing Director, to the Board of the French nuclear industry association, the Administrative Council for French Nuclear Energy Industry Groups (GIFEN).

With nearly 3,000 companies and 220,000 employees, the French nuclear sector contributes greatly to the country's economic development whilst making a significant contribution to the production of quality low-carbon energy at competitive prices. It is by combining nuclear and renewables that France is able to have an energy mix which is low in CO2 emissions.

To give this sector visibility in France and abroad, GIFEN is committed to helping its members, the companies in the sector, to grow but also to be the drivers of change within the nuclear industry. Since its creation in 2018, SPIE Nucléaire has become involved in the association in order to promote the emergence of a strong and innovative nuclear sector. It's in this perspective that David Guillon, Managing Director of SPIE Nucléaire, has been reappointed for the second time to the Board of GIFEN.

"I am very happy that GIFEN continues to place its trust in me", declares David Guillon. "It is with conviction that I will continue to share the expertise and commitment of SPIE Nucléaire to develop excellence in the nuclear sector, one which will contribute fully to the energy and climate challenges facing our societies. Together, we will continue our efforts to transform and modernise this industry into the nuclear sector of tomorrow. "

Moreover, as Chairman of the Power Stations and Nuclear Committee within SERCE (Energy Transition and Digital Industry Professional Association), David Guillon is very committed to building strong and close links between SERCE and GIFEN in the interests of creating a nuclear sector which is indispensable to the French regions as well as to the French economy as a whole.

Playing an active role in these working groups means that SPIE Nucléaire can have direct conversations with the sector’s big institutional players and SMEs alike. The aim is to develop and share the best tools and methods, particularly in terms of employee safety, a major challenge of late, and also skills and digital technologies.

A major player in the nuclear sector, SPIE Nucléaire has been helping its customers for over 50 years to design, construct, operate, maintain and dismantle their facilities while contributing to the development of low-carbon energy. Through its commitment to the various industry committees and stakeholder networks, SPIE has been actively involved in the development of new solutions and new projects which will enable France to maintain its energy independence and face up to the challenge of increasing electricity consumption.