Energy, Oil & Gas

France's sustainability innovations on display at Adipec

From October 2 to 5, 39 French firms spanning the oil and gas, petrochemical, and renewables sectors will convene at Abu Dhabi's premier energy event.
As the UAE prepares to host COP28, Adipec 2023 boldly advances decarbonisation across its conference program, innovative exhibition, and new features.
 Hosted by Adnoc under the theme 'Decarbonising. Faster. Together.', this year's edition serves as a beacon for decarbonisation across the energy spectrum, emphasising emissions reduction and economic growth.
The focus will be on securing affordable and eco-friendly energy systems, with dedicated strategy conferences addressing the development of decarbonisation policies and the potential of hydrogen energy.
The French Pavilion, organised by Business France in collaboration with TotalEnergies and Evolen and supported by Trouvay & Cauvin, stands ready to showcase French expertise and innovative solutions in the energy sector, to foster valuable partnerships. With COP28 approaching and the global shift towards renewable energy gaining momentum, the French Pavilion spotlights France's sustainable and low-carbon solutions.
Considered as a valued partner of the French Pavilion, Evolen, plays a pivotal role in technology transfer and knowledge exchange within the Middle East's energy sector.
Through collaborative initiatives, the organisation drives the promotion of energy efficiency and sustainability, reinforcing France's commitment to low-carbon solutions in the region.
Another key participant that exemplifies this commitment through active involvement in transformative projects, TotalEnergies, champions renewable energy sources in the region, as seen in the Noor Abu Dhabi Solar Plant, one of the world's largest single-site solar projects.
Within the French Pavilion, visitors can explore cutting-edge technologies across various domains, including energy management solutions, operational efficiency, electrical systems, gas analysis and monitoring, industrial automation and control software, advanced power electronics, geophysical equipment, and energy storage, aligning with the region’s goals to diversify energy sources and reduce emissions.
Meanwhile, Trouvay & Cauvin act as essential players in the Middle East's energy sector, supplying piping materials and equipment for infrastructure development and energy projects, aligned with the region's energy goals.
As part of the delegation, Veolia Water Systems addresses water decarbonisation, leveraging its expertise in water management solutions already implemented in the Middle East. Veolia utilises digital technologies to reduce the water sector's reliance on fossil fuels, actively working towards creating water resource recovery facilities.
Axel Baroux, Managing Director at Business France Middle East, highlightss, "The French Pavilion emphasises the UAE and Middle East's pivotal role in the global energy landscape and France's expertise contribution. France acknowledges the importance of transitioning to cleaner energy sources, and ADIPEC 2023 provides an ideal setting for networking with industry leaders, government officials, and potential clients. With energy efficiency, clean technologies, and hydrogen development on the rise in France, there is a huge collaboration opportunity arising with our local partners, which is already visible with some exhibiting companies involved in key energy projects in the region.”
France's commitment to a low-carbon future is evident, with the nation's oil and gas industry shifting towards low-carbon fuels and electrification, supported by the 2019 Energy and Climate Act's net-zero emissions target for 2050.
France has led European hydrogen policy development, to tackle deep decarbonisation in critical sectors such as refineries, the chemical industry, steel production, and mobility.
Under the France 2030 investment plan, 1,9 billion EUR (7,6 Billion AED) are allocated to decarbonised hydrogen technologies, aligning with France's ambition to lead in green hydrogen production and 5,6 billion EUR (22,4 billion AED) to decarbonise the industry.
These forward-looking initiatives are enhancing France’s expertise that have found fertile ground in the Middle East.
In February, during a visit led by Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate in charge of Trade, Attractiveness, and French Citizens Abroad, the UAE and France launched a collaborative program to leverage French and Emirati expertise in accelerating market-ready opportunities in the clean energy sector, with a focus on decarbonising challenging industries and exploring clean hydrogen solutions for mobility.--OGN/ TradeArabia News Service