For more than 50 years, the French nuclear industry has been developing valuable expertise in nuclear power generation, fuel cycle management and the manufacture of specific equipment. An expertise recognized worldwide.
The French nuclear industry is in a position to meet today's energy challenges: while electricity needs will double between now and 2050, CO2 emissions must be halved to slow the phenomenon of global warming. The nuclear industry is the only one capable of providing electricity that is always available, at low cost and with a low- carbon footprint.
The French nuclear industry accounts for 6.7% of French industrial employment. With its 220,000 employees and 3,600 companies, 85% of which are small and medium-sized businesses, it plays a major role in the dynamism of French industry and contributes, through its locations throughout the country, to the development of local economy.
Under the leadership of GIFEN, the French nuclear industry is undergoing a transformation. In January 2019, it made a commitment to the French government by signing, through the Strategic Committee for the Nuclear Sector, a sector contract for the implementation of an action plan along four lines:
Beyond these strategic axes, GIFEN also works to ensure the sustainability of the industry's activities in France, and acts as a voice in France and throughout Europe. Finally, it ensures that companies work together in terms of nuclear quality and safety.