ESI Group and COMEX NUCLEAIRE Enter Three-Year Partnership

29 Oct, 2008

The companies will collaborate to reduce design and operational costs.

ESI Group, a supplier of digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes, and COMEX NUCLEAIRE, a designer and constructor of nuclear facilities, announced today their three-year partnership agreement.

According to ESI Group, the partnership supports major industry leaders by offering development solutions that combine COMEX NUCLEAIRE's industrial and nuclear engineering services with ESI Group's digital simulation services.

"This agreement attests to the synergy of our fields of expertise and to the demonstrated effectiveness of our joint teams on several projects. It fully supports COMEX NUCLEAIRE's strategy, which plans for international development and industrial diversification," said Marc Brachotte, general manager for COMEX NUCEAIRE.

The companies are also cooperating to meet the demands of research and development facilities such as ITER, an international project for fusion power. In addition, the two groups are collaborating on nuclear and industrial maintenance projects, such as the supply of replacement steam generators for French nuclear power plants.

"The projects carried out jointly with COMEX NUCLEAIRE's teams have allowed us to assess ESI Group's synergies with this global player on a human scale. The outcome is extremely positive as today we are launching a global long-term partnership. Our joint [effort] and a thorough knowledge of each other's domains of expertise will allow us to benefit from our respective international positioning to further develop close connections with our customers," said Tomasz Kisielewicz, executive vice-president of global projects and engineering services at ESI Group.