Alstom in Australia


Message from the Country President

Welcome to Alstom’s internet portal for Australia and New Zealand. The site is designed to help you find out more information about Alstom’s activities in the region, and act as a gateway back to our central website if you are interested in our product offering.

In Australia and New Zealand, Alstom employs over 800 people at 18 different sites. We have three service workshops in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania and manufacturing facilities in Victoria and Queensland. We have significant activities in all of Alstom sectors – Power, Grid and Transport – which are all making valuable contributions to Australian and New Zealand infrastructure development.

So, whether you are looking for someone’s contact details, information about our projects, or looking for career opportunities you should be able to find it here. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Domenic Rotili
Country President
Alstom Australia and New Zealand 

About us

Your sustainable infrastructure solutions provider

Alstom OfficeWith a presence in over a hundred countries and a broad range of products and services in the power generation, electrical grid and rail transport infrastructure markets, Alstom is at the forefront of economic, social and environmental progress.

Alstom designs, produces and offers innovative technologies and solutions to its customers which meet essential needs, are increasingly efficient and ever more respectful of the world we live in.

Alstom bases its success on a Code of Ethics that is rigorously applied by its 92,600 employees who work closely with the community of stakeholders that make up the Group’s ecosystem.

These shared commitments are expressed in solutions and services that bear the label with Alstom.

Alstom’s Australian operations are organised into four sectors: 

  • Thermal Power
  • Renewable Power
  • Grid
  • Transport

Power

Alstom Thermal Power and Alstom Renewable Power offer solutions which allow their customers to generate reliable, competitive and eco-friendly power.

Thermal Power has the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of thermal technologies – coal, gas, oil and nuclear – and holds leading positions in turnkey power plants, power generation services and air quality control systems. It is also a pioneer in carbon capture technologies.

Renewable Power offers the most comprehensive range of renewable power generation solutions today: hydro power, wind power, geothermal, biomass and solar. With marine energies, we are developing solutions for tomorrow. Alstom is one of the world leaders in hydro power, the largest source of renewable energy on the planet.

Servicing the Installed Base
Market conditions and demands change during the lifetime of a power plant: we’ll help you stay competitive.

Our commitment goes beyond commissioning and continues throughout the life of your power plant with a focus on performance to meet changing asset strategies through:

  • Design
  • Manufacture and delivery
  • Advice and support
  • Outages and repair management
  • Upgrades and retrofits
  • Life extensions

Our services help you make the most of your assets’ profitability. They include upgrades for increased output and efficiency, and outage management and execution. We have extensive experience in lifetime management and extension – in fact, plants approaching retirement can continue to operate. Our products and services include extending the operating life of components and providing reconditioning and refurbishment.   

Learn more about our lifecycle management approach at http://www.alstom.com/power/about-us/lifecycle-management/.

Which projects is Alstom working on?
Please click here to see our footprint in Oceania. 

Does Alstom provides services to the Installed base?
Our field services are supported by our Maitland (NSW), Moonah (TAS) and Morwell (VIC) workshop facilities which offer extensive engineering and fabrication services and capabilities to a variety of industries throughout Australia.

Clean Power, Clear Solutions
Energy sustainability is one of the biggest challenges facing the modern world.One in five people globally lacks electricity in their homes and businesses. Renewableenergies are clean, but only make up 20% of global electricity generation. Global energyrelated carbon dioxide emissions could rise by 20% by 2035.

But the main obstacle to energy sustainability isn’t technology or economics or regulations.It’s uncertainty. No two nations, no two markets, no two companies face exactly the samechallenges. And while these challenges are complex, the solutions don’t have to be.

We need to reduce the cost of electricity
Which is why we design and build competitive assets and extend their lifecycles.

We must lower the environmental footprint
Which is why we offer more ways than anyone else to generate electricity cleanly.

We should increase flexibility and reliability
So we provide balanced and dependable operations of power assets.

Read more about our Clean Power, Clear Solutions http://www.alstom.com/power/about-us/clean-power/.

Has Alstom actually achieved anything in the field of CCS? 
Yes – Alstom is leading the race to curtail emissions of CO2 and has six pilot projects operating or being built and four additional projects scheduled. We have a number of partnerships worldwide across the value chain. 

Transport

As the world’s leading rail transport supplier, Alstom offers a complete range of innovative products and services in over 60 countries. We are well known for the record breaking TGV high speed train, the tilting Pendolino trains, our modern Citadis trams, hi-tech Metropolis metro trains and world leading signalling technologies. 

In Australia, Alstom continues to support the national Transport Sector with our suburban X’Trapolis trains operating on the Melbourne network alongside our Citadis Trams in both Melbourne and Adelaide while our latest Signaling (ETCS) and Communication (CBTC) systems and technology are being rolled out across Australia.

Grid

Alstom Grid is a world leading manufacturer of engineered solutions for smart and conventional electrical grid applications for utilities and industries. We provide integrated and customised turnkey solutions such as alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) substations, from medium (MV) up to ultra high (UHV) voltages, whatever the distance, the climate, the interconnection challenge, the diversity of power sources and the complexities of the local, regional or continental network.

The solutions developed by Alstom Grid enable the transmission of electricity as efficiently as possible and support the development of the Smart Grid: a real-time bi-directional network of energy and information which enhances the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid.
 
Alstom also plays a leading role in Supergrid development, which connects renewable energy sources across countries and continents to supply clean energy to the final consumer.

Alstom’s technology is responsible for despatching more than 90% of the electricity generated throughout Australia and our products and services, including Transformers, Substations, Switchgear, Protection systems and Maintenance Services are integral to Australia’s energy

Key people:

  • Domenic Rotili (Country President & Head of Grid)
  • Bernard Hayes (Regional Vice President Oceania, Global Power Sales)
  • Russell Claxton (Managing Director, Thermal Services) 
  • Bernard Joyce (Managing Director, Alstom Transport) 
  • Michael Vladimiroff  (CFO) 
  • Kirsten Stewart  (Country Counsel) 
  • Mark Davies  (EHS & CSR Director)
  • Cheryl Khoo (Country HR Director)
  • Ian Lisle (IT Director, East Asia Pacific)
  • Sheldon Young (Country Communications Director) 

Our References

Corporate Social Responsibility

Alstom in Australia CSR strategy

 The Alstom Group’s products, systems and services have an immediate impact on the planet’s natural resources. We therefore have a responsibility to support our communities and the environment in which we work. In Australia, Alstom’s sustainable development strategy focuses on flora, fauna, communities and CO2 emissions.

Alstom's Group commits to the future

Whether we’re limiting the impact our activities have on the environment, promoting sustainable development for all stakeholders and partners, or improving the lives of those who come into direct contact with Alstom, we take our corporate and social responsibilities very seriously. People, sustainability, and the environment are at the heart of all of our decisions. The decisions we make today will define tomorrow. Alstom is shaping the future.

Environmental Health Safety & Quality Assurance

Environment, Health & Safety

At Alstom, we consider the safety, health and well-being of our employees and all the people who work for us, to be of the utmost importance.  We also strive to care for the environment in which we operate and we are committed to continually reducing the environmental impact of Alstom’s operations throughout the world.

ALSTOM aims to be among the world leaders in environment, health & safety management.

Alstom's Environment, Health and Safety Management System have been independently certified to Australia/New Zealand and International management standards:-

  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems 

Quality Assurance

ALSTOM's quality assurance management system, incorporating business and process improvement has been independently certified ISO accreditation.

ALSTOM through its Industrial Processes implementation and compliance obligation from the various business units, have demonstrated its ability and commitment to consistently provide products and services that meet our customer's needs and expectations by observing and promoting its responsibility to quality compliance and a continuous effective improvement program.

ALSTOM's Quality Management System has been independently certified to international management standard:-

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems – Requirements

AS/NZS 4801:2001
Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

 

 


ISO 14001:2004
Environmental Management Systems 

 

 



OHSAS 18001:2007
Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements

 

 


ISO 9001:2008
 
Quality Management Systems – Requirements

   
   

History

Alstom in Australia and New Zealand

Although Alstom as we know it today was formed only in 2000, it has been present in Australia, through its parentage, for over 100 years. The Company is a leading supplier to the power generation and service markets, offering a complete range of technologically advanced products and systems, with a unique expertise in systems integration and through-life maintenance and service.

Alstom New Zealand Ltd was created at the end of 1995 after the purchase of Powermark, the construction and maintenance arm of New Zealand Electricity Corporation, following the National Government’s privatisation program which resulted in the establishment of three state owned generation companies and one privatised generator from the existing NZ Electricity Corporation.

Alstom Power history in Australia, year by year 
2010:  Alstom acquires Areva T&D’s Transmission business
2006:  Maintenance Systems Consolidated became part of Alstom 
2003:  Sigma Energy Solutions was acquired by Alstom
1999:  ABB Power Generation and Alstom Energy merged into ABB Alstom Power
1994:  GEC Alsthom changed its name into Alstom Energy and ABB Power Plants became ABB Power Generation
1992:  ABB Power Plant was created as a result of the merger of ABB Power Generation, ABB Flakt Australia and Babcock Australia
1991:  Flakt Australia changes into ABB Flakt Australia
1988:  BBC Power and ASEA Power fuse into ABB Power Generation
1988:  GEC merges with Alsthom and form GEC Alsthom
1979:  Babcock & Wilcox became Babcock Australia
1967:  Consolidation of EECo and AEI: GEC is born