COMPANY NEWS NFM appoints new chief executive Jun 2011
NFM News Release
Alain Deleard

Alain Deleard

Alain Deleard has been appointed the new CEO of French-based TBM manufacturer NFM Technologies. In the post since 11 May 2011, Deleard, 53, replaces previous Directeur Général Luc Devaux. Before joining NFM in 2008, he worked in industrial companies in the packaging and automotive sectors.
As well as TBMs, NFM designs and manufactures high-tech mechanical equipment for the aeronautics, defence and nuclear power industries. With 260 employees sat its Lyon design office and the Le Creusot manufacturing sites in France, NFM achieved a turnover of €102 million in 2010. Its sales business is characterised by strong exports, which represent 75% of its turnover.
Among recent orders are two 14m diameter EPBMs for a new ring road project in Seville, Spain; a 9.46m diameter machine delivered to the Line 3 Phase 2 extension of the Cairo Metro in Egypt; and machines working in Spain on the Barcelona Metro and on the Madrid and Gijon high-speed railway. In 2007 NHI, Northern Heavy Industry Group, of China purchased a majority share in the company from previous owner Wirth of Germany.
This has since become a 100% Chinese ownership and several NFM TBMs are at work in China on the Beijing, Wuhan and Schenzen metros. Its mega 14.87m diameter TBM as used originally on the Groenehart double-track rail tunnel in The Netherlands, was redeployed for the Bund Highway Tunnel, Shanghai.
Two EPBMs for Spanish under river road crossing - TunnelTalk, Apr 2010
Convertible EPBM heading for Cairo Metro - TunnelTalk, Sept 2009
Second cutterhead change for Barcelona TBM - TunnelTalk, June 2010
Record rates for high-speed rail drives in Spain - TunnelTalk, Oct 2009
NFM TBMs for Beijing metro expansion - TunnelTalk, Jan 2009
NFM breakthrough in Wuhan - TunnelTalk, Aug 2009
NFM concentration in Shenzhen - TunnelTalk, Dec 2008
Keeping track of mega TBMs - TunnelTalk, June 2010

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