Assystem - 2018 Register document



Assystem is participating in decarbonised electricity production projects in Saudi Arabia and Egypt K.A. CARE, the Saudi Arabian renewable and nuclear energy development authority, chose Assystem in 2018 to conduct an 18-month engagement to perform geological, seismic and other surveys, along with environmental and demographic impact assessments and assessments of the impact on electricity networks, in connection with the kingdom’s first venture into nuclear power production. These preliminary siting and impact studies were essential in order to select the most appropriate site for the construction of Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear power station. Nuclear power is slated to play an important role in Saudi Arabia, alongside solar power. We have over 300 engineers working in the kingdom. AtomStroyExport, an engineering firm owned by the Rosatom Group that is building the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt, selected Assystem to assist it with the licensing process. El Dabaa will help to meet local demand for electricity, which has been growing at a rate of more than 10% a year since 2010. The project will create jobs and have a structural impact on the management of the environmental pollution caused by burning fossil fuels.

In the Building & Infrastructure sector, regulatory pressures are acting as an incentive to design and construct buildings that meet high environmental performance standards. This means using organically sourced materials, along with automated and connected systems, to reduce energy use. Digital technologies such as BIM enable us to create a 3D avatar, start by producing a virtual building and digitally plan the building’s energy performance. For example, our engineers created a 3D technical blueprint of the Station F start-up campus in Paris, representing a compilation of all the networks contained in the building. To this end, inside the existing structure, they modelled the entire building and its networks based on the architects’ 2D plans. In the Transportation sector, using data science to improve the performance of infrastructure audits and enhance investment and project management processes, reduces the risks of failures, delays and cost overruns for large scale infrastructure construction and modernisation projects. This expertise is particularly useful for the management of complex public transport infrastructure projects, such as the ones carried out by SNCF and Société du Grand Paris. Policy and commitments Our objective is to participate actively in the development of our host regions, especially those where we are a significant contributor to the local economy. Action plans and results We contribute to creating local jobs, by offering work opportunities to young graduates and promoting the appeal of our host regions while also supporting their development. We work throughout France for major public and private-sector clients such as EDF, France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), SNCF and Sanofi. We also participate in the creation of indirect jobs through our contribution to very large-scale projects, such as the ITER project in the South of France. 3.4.3 CONTRIBUTING TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTRIBUTING TO THE APPEAL OF OUR HOST REGIONS We are supporting the government-sponsored competitiveness clusters through cooperation agreements with a wide range of partners (for example, in the academic sector, with Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire – IRSN). These partners are a valuable source of opportunities to share expertise and skills. Leveraging their deep local roots, Assystem’s teams participate regularly in the partners’ activities in the areas of special interest to the Group: ● in 2018, we joined Normandie Énergie’s Nucleopolis unit, which federates the nuclear expertise of the main industry players operating in the Normandy region of Northern France. The three nuclear power plants in Normandy, at Flamanville, Penly and Paluel, together represent some 28,000 direct and indirect jobs. Representatives of our Cherbourg facility in Normandy took part in the region’s Nuclear Trade Day, attended by all the major operators; ● we support the Lyon Nuclear Valley competitiveness cluster in Central France. In 2018, we sponsored the cluster’s Digital Day and one of our senior executives took part in a roundtable discussion on the topic of Transformation challenges linked to the digital transition in nuclear energy . We are also represented on the cluster’s digital commission; ● since 2017, Assystem has been a member of the Smart Buildings Alliance (SBA) set up to promote the sharing of smart building expertise and know-how. The SBA helps to promote the use of interoperable solutions based on open standards; ● Assystem is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vallée de l’Énergie (VDE) competitiveness cluster in Belfort, Eastern France, which is working to structure and promote the energy industry. VDE is pursuing two main objectives: ● contribute to the vitality and growth of the energy industry’s current activities (production of materials, equipment and infrastructure for power generation and distribution), ● help the energy industry expand into emerging sectors such as Industry 4.0, energy efficiency, additive production, predictive maintenance and cybersecurity; ● since 2013, Assystem has been a member of the Efficacity energy transition institute set up by the French government to conduct research into the energy performance of the cities of the future.




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