Shanghai, CHINA (April 17, 2014) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today held its second Emerson China Nuclear Exchange based on the theme, “Emerson – Supporting the Safe, Clean Development of Chinese Nuclear Power”. Forum participants included Edward L. Monser, president and chief operating officer of Emerson, Sara Yang Bosco, president of Emerson Asia Pacific, Dadong Zhao, general manager of Emerson China, Jennie Li, deputy general manager of Emerson China, as well as other Emerson business leaders. More than a hundred people participated in the meeting. Those attending included Chinese nuclear industry experts and business partners from domestic nuclear-related organizations, including research institutes, engineering companies, nuclear power operators and equipment suppliers.
In his opening speech, Monser indicated that most people, businesses and governments recognize that nuclear energy is an important energy source. Nuclear energy helps combat carbon emissions and ensures energy security. As China looks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, especially coal for power generation, nuclear energy is one possible avenue because it can decrease China’s reliance on coal and help the country achieve its environmental goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With this in mind, Emerson supports China’s plan to develop nuclear power plants safely and effectively.
Emerson has a solid track record assisting nuclear power plant operators around the world achieve reliable and safe operations. In fact, Emerson has more than 45 years of experience supporting nuclear power plants. Emerson is also one of the few digital automation suppliers with a complete offering of technologies and services, plus a dedicated staff for the worldwide nuclear energy industry.
The forum also examined the third-generation Westinghouse AP1000 reactor projects in China and the global nuclear market outlook. Monser and other Emerson business leaders discussed Emerson’s latest product technologies and service offerings with business partners. Forum participants could also view Emerson’s core offerings for the Chinese nuclear industry, including Emerson Process Management solutions from Rosemount, Fisher, Ovation, Bettis and Topworx; Emerson Industrial Automation products from ASCO, Leroy-Somer, Power Transmission Services, Appleton, and finally Emerson Network Power solutions from Chloride.
China is among the fastest-developing regions for Emerson’s businesses. Since 2002, China has been the second largest market for the company, next to the US. Emerson’s China business began in the late 1970s with a technology transfer program. The company has continued to invest in China and today, has more than 40 legal entities, 25 of which are manufacturing facilities, and operates in 14 locations: Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Fuzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Jiangmen, Chengdu, Mianyang, Shenyang, Nanjing, Zhangzhou and Xi’an. Emerson focuses on driving continuous technology and engineering innovation. To meet Chinese, Asian and global customers' needs, Emerson also established 20 engineering centers in 9 cities.
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