Assystem - 2018 Register document
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN & CEO
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN & CEO DOMINIQUE LOUIS
A CLEAR ROAD MAP In 2018 we completed our strategic refocusing on our engineering activities dedicated to complex infrastructures, following on from our strategic move at end-September 2017 of transferring to Ardian the control of our outsourced R&D operations. At that time these activities were grouped together in a new outfit called Assystem Technologies, renamed Expleo Group in February 2019. Our nuclear engineering expertise – which we have built up over more than 50 years working in the French nuclear industry – makes us one of the major players in the new momentum that is now driving the sector forward. Our acquisition of a 5% interest in Framatome in late- 2017, alongside EDF Framatome’s new majority shareholder, not only cemented our leading position in the industry but also strengthened our credibility in France and abroad as a front-ranking nuclear engineering company. Firmly convinced that nuclear power is essential for creating the energy mix needed to help combat the climate crisis, Assystem is more committed than ever to the development of this carbon-free energy. To this end, we work day in and day out to help make the nuclear programmes we are involved in safe, highly efficient and cost-effective.
Our nuclear activities saw particularly strong growth in 2018, gaining pace as the year went on. Led primarily by our French operations, whose momentum is set to continue in 2019, the performance of our nuclear activities was also buoyed by the ramp-up of our business with the UAE- based operator, ENEC, and three major recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt, whose benefits we will feel in 2019 and beyond. The first of these new
REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2018
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