ANNUAL AND CSR REPORT     2019 #2018 financial year FR EN

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Fives designs and supplies various industrial equipment in the energy sector, with high-performance industrial combustion systems, cryogenic equipment for hydrocarbons processing and air separation, as well as in the bioenergy and sugar sectors. The Group also offers comprehensive and bespoke solutions for industrial piping projects, particularly in the nuclear sector.



Fives European Combustion Center, the brand-new Fives combustion research center

After kicking off construction in October 2016, Fives has opened its brand-new combustion research center in the province of Piacenza, north Italy. Unique in Europe due to its size, this center allows the Group to pool its teams’ expertise to develop the technologies of the future and better meet the requirements of manufacturers in the energy and oil and gas industries in terms of energy performance, environmental quality and safety.

Across a 3,000 sqm site, a team of R&D engineers can reproduce the operating conditions of industrial facilities in four test furnaces: a fire tube boiler, a horizontal water-cooled furnace, an induct furnace and a multi-configuration vertical furnace, for total installed power of 40 MW. This equipment allows tests to be carried out on burners using natural gas, refinery gas, biogas and liquid fuels. The Fives European Combustion Center also includes a training center to share its teams’ process expertise with clients and partners. Finally, the flagship combustion technologies developed by the Group are presented in a showroom.