With its long industrial history, Jeumont Electric is a recognized specialist in electrical rotating machines, producing generators and motors for a wide variety of markets. One of its most unquestionable assets: its technological creativity.
Creation of Jeumont Electric
A Belgian engineer, Julien Dulait, set up a small electrical construction workshop in Jeumont. It soon begins to manufacture traction motors for tramways and metros.
Dawning of the Nuclear industry
Jeumont Electric constructed a prototype of a 750 m3/h reactor coolant pump (RCP) motor for Chooz A (France) and thus became a player in the French nuclear programme.
Pioneer of the "bulb" turbine
The Rance tidal power station (24 MW) was commissioned in 1968. Jeumont Electric received an order for 12 of its 24 bulb turbines. Cooling the motor was a technological feat considering the very low rotational speed (94 RPM) and the fact that the set is hermetically sealed.
Silence is golden
Jeumont Electric delivers the first Permanent magnet motor (Magtronic) to drive the O'Higgens class Scorpene submarines for the Chilean Navy. This is a decisive technological advance with regard to its compactness, acoustic discretion and low maintenance requirements.
Jeumont Electric takes an order for 50 power generators for the French Antilles. The technology proposed makes for increased machine reliability and equipment availability.
News from the Oil and Gas industry
Jeumont Electric will be replacing five 25 MW generators as part of a turnkey project for Zirku Island. This is its first new build project in the Middle East.