DISCOVER SUNCNIM

SUNCNIM is a subsidiary of CNIM group which designs and produces Turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content in the fields of  Power Generation, Defense, Life Sciences and Industry.

 

SUNCNIM designs and builds solar power generation systems using its proprietary technology to face the energitical challenges of tomorrow.

The in-house developed technology is based on the principle known as Fresnel mirrors which brings many advantages : an effective cost of steam/electricity, modular conception, robust, high local content and automatic operation.

 

In all the fields of application, SUNCNIM acts as EPC contractor and provides turnkey solutions in design, construction and operation based for the whole CSP plant based on its historical skills: mechanical, steam generation and thermodynamic cycles.

CNIM + bpi France

Capital

SUNCNIM belongs to the CNIM group (55%) and the SPI fund (45%) which is financed by the French government’s Future Investment Program and operated by Bpifrance.

CNIM GROUP designs and produces turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content, and offers expertise, services and operating solutions in the fields of Power Generation, Defense, Life Sciences and Industry. The Group is one of the major European specialists in waste-to-energy conversion with more than 160 waste treatment plants around the world, providing for an annual capacity of 24 million tonnes of waste.

BPIFRANCE, whose two equal shareholders are the French State and the Deposits and Consignment Fund (Caisse des Dépôts), acts in support of public policy established by the State and the Regions. With 2 200 employees ready to serve entrepreneurs, Bpifrance has three goals:

  • accompany businesses in their growth;
  • prepare tomorrow’s competitiveness;
  • develop an ecosystem that favours entrepreneurship.

CNIM GROUP designs and produces turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content, and offers expertise, services and operating solutions in the fields of Power Generation, Defense, Life Sciences and Industry. The Group is one of the major European specialists in waste-to-energy conversion with more than 160 waste treatment plants around the world, providing for an annual capacity of 24 million tonnes of waste.

BPIFRANCE, whose two equal shareholders are the French State and the Deposits and Consignment Fund (Caisse des Dépôts), acts in support of public policy established by the State and the Regions. With 2 200 employees ready to serve entrepreneurs, Bpifrance has three goals:

  • accompany businesses in their growth;
  • prepare tomorrow’s competitiveness;
  • develop an ecosystem that favours entrepreneurship.

OUR HISTORY

Design and construction of the boiler for the Themis solar tower power plant (tower)

Design of a patented concentrated solar technology based on linear Fresnel mirrors

Inauguration of PROSOLFRE, first Fresnel CSP demonstration plant in France (La Seyne-Sur-Mer)

eCARE, project successful tenderer of the French state : AMI ADEME

eLLO (9MWe with 4 hours thermal storage), project successful tenderer by the french state

Creation of SUNCNIM majority-owned by CNIM(55%) and the SPI Fund (45%)– Transfer of all the activities of the CNIM Solar Energy Division from CNIM to SUNCNIM

Construction start of eLLO project

INNOVATION

Innovation is the engine that drives the SUNCNIM growth. It is a vital element in the high-added-value projects carried out by the engineers, researchers and technicians – projects which address the technological challenges posed by its large private and public sector clients. Sustained by the creative energy of the workforce, innovation is the keystone of the company’s technological leadership, competitiveness and growth. For SUNCNIM, innovation involves:

  • a continuous improvement program aimed at optimizing existing equipment;
  • the development of uniquely designed and constructed new products;
  • a dynamic intellectual property policy;
  • partnerships with research organizations in France and internationally;
  • the development of services aimed at optimizing clients’ facilities by improving the operational availability of equipment and reducing its operating costs.

OUR KNOW-HOW

Mechanics and thermal energy, our historic areas of expertise, require a diverse range of technological skills. This is the basis on which SUNCNIM establishes its unique profile as an all-round industrial contractor. Taking on the technological challenges facing its clients, SUNCNIM designs innovative products and services, builds and installs the equipment it designs, and provides maintenance and operating services.

ADVANTAGES

Engineers work closely with production and benefit from lessons learned from the manufacturing stage until the operation of our power plant. Such close collaboration explains the solidity of the value chain provided to our clients, as well as the continuous improvement in the execution of our projects.

SUNCNIM’s industrial facility is located at La Seyne-sur-Mer (France) and covers:

  • development: design offices, systems and process engineering, dimensioning and calculation, automation and control systems, and the R&D operations;
  • services: construction site management, commissioning and operational maintenance