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Component manufacturers - Manufacturer
Zone Portuaire de Brégaillon, CS 60208
83507 - La Seyne-sur-Mer - France
Phone: +(33) 1 44 31 11 00
Fax: +(33) 1 44 31 11 30

Sector of intervention

Renewables energies
Under sector of intervention
Thermal solar


SUNCNIM aims to develop, build and operate Concentrated Solar Power plants in the field of Fresnel and tower technology.

In the coming years, SUNCNIM aspires to internationally develop the CSP to become a major participant in this new production of renewable energy.

Longtime actor in the Concentrated Solar Power field, in 1982, CNIM, to which SUNCNIM depends at 55%, designed and manufactured the molten slats boiler for the Themis solar power station in the Pyrénées-Orientales in France.
In 2009, CNIM developed another technology in direct steam generation and inaugurated on July, 26th
2010 a concentrating solar pilot (to scale) with Fresnel technology on its La Seyne-sur-Mer site. The pilot is the first industrial pilot in Concentrated Solar Power technology which is operational on French soil.

In 2012, eCare, CNIM Group‘s project for a thermodynamic solar power plant, has received financial support from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) as part of the Renewable Energy Program for Investments in the Future. eCare is a pre-industrial demonstrator of a thermodynamic solar power plant for decentralized electricity production. It also features a method of predicting solar resources. The demonstrator will be installed under real conditions in Morocoo.

Having won the French government solar contract at the end of July 2012, SUNCNIM is building and will operate for a period of twenty years a thermodynamic concentration power plant at Llo in the Pyrénées-Orientales. This CSP plant (9 MWe) will use SUNCNIM's "Fresnel mirror" technology.



  • Themis solar boiler (tower)
  • CSP pilot in La-Seyne-sur-Mer (Fresnel)
  • eLLO - CSP plant at Llo (Fresnel)



  • eCARE - pre-industrial demonstrator in Morocco (Fresnel)

Example of accomplishments

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Key figures

Staff: 40
Turnover: --
International turnover: --


Mr Sylvain LEGRAND
Managing Director
Phone: +(33) 4 94 10 30 62


Manufacturer - Renewable energy

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