Egis has been operating in mainland China for over 30 years, largely enabled by the bilateral trade relations between France and the People’s Republic of China. We have contributed our global expertise in large and complex infrastructure and our cutting-edge technologies, practice and skills to key phases of the French-Sino partnership in engineering and technological advancement across the renewable energy, high speed rail, aviation and highway market sectors.
We have played a part in several infrastructure projects that were unprecedented at the time of development and may still be so today. These include:
- the design of Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant
- the design of Taishan EPR Nuclear Power Plant: the first EPR reactor deployed globally at the time
- construction supervision of high speed railways: enabling the then highest-ever designed speed of 420km/h
- and highways, urban and environmental planning
All these projects have seen partnerships maturing between Egis and our Chinese partners in which each side has learned about the other’s standards, skills and practices across different design, engineering and operations disciplines, such as Eurocodes and China’s indigenous codes for complex structures. This has resulted in connecting the French / European and Chinese standards for joint work not only on the domestic Chinese and French markets but also in third markets of mutual interest including Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
A bright future.
A new wave of opportunities is expected to come from the mutual French and Chinese commitment to the carbon emission control goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement. We also anticipate that China may further open its state-funded and commercial infrastructure markets to foreign infrastructure service providers such as Egis. Our track record in the local market and global network of knowledge and competencies continue to position us as a valuable partner for the Chinese government, state-owned and private clients in the fields of smart infrastructure, mobility, high performance buildings and sustainable urban development. Driven by China’s ambitious 14th Five-Year Plan and the European Connectivity Strategy, we are confident of our ability to continue delivering new projects and creating new knowledge together with China and its people.