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These residential towers were built using 1,526 modules assembled on siteThese residential towers were built using 1,526 modules assembled on site

In Croydon (United Kingdom), the tallest towers erected in modular construction are nearing completion. This process makes it possible to accelerate from 30% to 50% the conventional time of construction of skyscrapers. It’s a life-size game of Tetris that ends in Croydon (United Kingdom), in the southern suburbs of London. In addition serious. The tallest building in modular […]


Iran-US conflict jumps oil and leaps goldIran-US conflict jumps oil and leaps gold

Iran’s claimed attack on two military bases sheltering American soldiers in Iraq on the night of January 7-8 further boosted gold and oil prices. The probability of an escalation and a lasting rise in commodity prices remains difficult to measure. The price of a barrel of WTI (West Texas Intermediate), the American reference oil, jumped briefly […]


What future for the factories of PSA and Fiat-Chrysler in Europe in the event of a merger?What future for the factories of PSA and Fiat-Chrysler in Europe in the event of a merger?

The French PSA and the Italian-American Fiat-Chrysler announced that in the event of a merger, the synergies released would be “without plant closure”. But a rationalization of the production tool of car manufacturers risks intervening. Car reviews Online: click here A single entity, for a common industrial device. In the event of a merger, PSA and Fiat-Chrysler […]


Vinci completes a major stage for the ITER nuclear research project at CadaracheVinci completes a major stage for the ITER nuclear research project at Cadarache

Vinci completed the civil engineering works on the main building of the ITER project on Thursday 7 November. Carried out near Cadarache, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, this gigantic nuclear research project promises a major breakthrough for the energy sector. The workers move through a concrete labyrinth. No windows, spotlights diffuse a dull light and the construction machinery is […]


EDF restarts the reactors of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plantEDF restarts the reactors of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant

EDF announced Monday, December 9, the restart of three reactors at the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant (Ardèche). The site had been shutdown since November after an earthquake in the Rhône valley. The Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant (Ardèche) is once again producing electricity. Monday December 9, EDF announced that it had restarted the site’s second reactor after an […]


EDF and Veolia want to dismantle the first graphite nuclear reactor by 2028EDF and Veolia want to dismantle the first graphite nuclear reactor by 2028

EDF and Veolia announced on Tuesday December 10 a joint venture for the difficult dismantling of graphite technology nuclear reactors. Industrialists hope to dismantle a first graphite reactor in Chinon (Inde-et-Loire) by 2028. EDF and Veolia strengthen their alliance in the decommissioning of graphite technology nuclear reactors. The deconstruction of these units is particularly difficult. To achieve this, […]


Balance age, calendar, special plans … Edouard Philippe’s announcements on pension reformBalance age, calendar, special plans … Edouard Philippe’s announcements on pension reform

This December 11, the Prime Minister detailed the architecture of the pension reform, during an address to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Here is a summary of his announcements. A much awaited speech. This December 11, Edouard Philippe presented the details of the pension reform carried out by his government. A declaration which comes on the seventh […]


EssilorLuxottica victim of huge internal fraud in ThailandEssilorLuxottica victim of huge internal fraud in Thailand

The world giant of glasses and optical glasses EssilorLuxottica announced Monday December 30th to have recently discovered a financial fraud within one of its factories in Thailand. The world number one in optical glasses and lenses, EssilorLuxottica, announced Monday December 30 that it had recently discovered financial fraud in one of its factories in Thailand. […]


China overtakes Europe in robotizationChina overtakes Europe in robotization

Always more numerous. Sales of industrial robots further increased by 6% in 2018. But the economic slowdown, particularly in the automobile, is starting to weigh on the market. According to the annual report of the international robotics federation, sales should stagnate in 2020 worldwide, for the first time in six years.


Tax, social, food or plastic … What changes for companies in January 2020Tax, social, food or plastic … What changes for companies in January 2020

Taxation, social, support for innovation… Here are the main novelties of the regulatory environment for this year which will affect companies, small or large. New provisions, mainly motivated by environmental issues, relate more particularly to industrial sectors, from the food industry to the automobile via plastic. The new year brings with it many regulatory changes. Some provisions […]


Three questions about the historic decline in coal power production in 2019Three questions about the historic decline in coal power production in 2019

Electricity production from coal should record a record decline. According to a study by Carbon Brief, it will decrease by 3% in 2019, unheard of in three decades. Coal-based electricity production will record a historic decline in 2019. It is expected to decrease by 3% and 300 TWh, the largest annual decline ever observed worldwide, according […]


Discover the report that will guide French policy on quantumDiscover the report that will guide French policy on quantum

On Thursday, January 9, MP Paula Forteza presented her report on quantum technologies to the National Assembly, which was made public in the process. The objective: to define a national policy on the issue, in order to guarantee France’s technological sovereignty. A dedicated working group will be set up. The quantum is invited to the National Assembly. On Thursday, January […]