Alstom in Brazil


About us

Present in Brazil over 59 years, Alstom has been participating in the development of the country’s infrastructure, contributing to the social progress and respecting the environment.

We rely on a team with more than 5,500 employees, 13 units installed and two under construction, sales of R$ 3,1 billion and orders received worth of R$6 billion (between April 1st, 2013 and March 31st, 2014).

 In the rail transport sector, our contribution is attested with products and services in most passenger operators, such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Brasília Metro.

In the power generation sector, it is participating in large hydro projects, such as Santo Antônio, Jirau and Belo Monte. It is also present, with its products and services, in Itaipu and Tucuruí hydro plants, the TermoBahia and TermoRio thermal plants, wind power and in the industrial market, with environmental control systems.

The transmission sector is recognized as HV technology, energy efficiency and turnkey solutions (AC, DC and FACTS) top provider in Brazil with global excellence centres in instrument transformers and shunt reactors, and has important references on turnkey projects.

 

President's message

“In the sectors in which we operate, we are recognized as leaders, and want to reinforce this position day after day”

With over 96 thousand employees in 100 countries, Alstom Group is worldwide leader in infrastructure for power transmission and generation and rail transport.

The company builds the fastest trains and the automated metros with greatest capacity in the world, and also supplies integrated plants for power generation, associated services for different sources of energy, such as hydroelectricity, gas, coal, nuclear and wind, and also develops equipment in ultrahigh voltage, direct current interconnections, in addition to the management of electric networks and the integration of renewable sources of energy to the grid.

In Brazil, we participate in the development of the country’s infrastructure, contributing for the social progress and respecting the environment. We are at the forefront of economic, social and environmental progress, therefore our employees have the mission of designing, producing and offering innovative technologies and solutions that meet the needs of our clients in an increasingly efficient way, with social and environmental responsibility.

Here, you’ll learn more about our products, solutions and projects executed by a team that works every day with a focus on contributing for the construction of the future of our country.

                                                                                      Marcos Costa, Alstom Brazil President

Our references

In the Power Sector, we supply about one third of all power-generating equipment in the country. Detailing our participation per business, we can highlight: in Wind, one of the areas with greatest growth among the company’s infrastructure projects, highlight goes to the closing of new and representative orders with clients such as Renova Energia. In Hydro, we have supplied over 100 turbines in the past 10 years and, recently, we opened the first Global Technology Center of Latin America, which will support the development of the Kaplan technology for low-fall hydro plants. Brazil accounts for 45% of the future worldwide Kaplan market for new electric plants. In Thermal Power, we are pioneers in carbon capture technologies and have the most complete portfolio in the thermal technologies industry.

In the Grid sector, we are supplying equipment, assembly supervision and commissioning, as well as assistance in the first year of commercial operation for the world’s largest transmission line (2,386 kilometers), the so-called Linhão Madeira. Moreover, we have made two important acquisitions: Engeman and Reason Tecnologia. Engeman is a national reference in medium and high voltage electrical services, and Reason Tecnologia supplies measurement products and substation automation networks for transmission and distribution (T&D) clients. Both complement the existing portfolio and increase our competitiveness.

In the Transport sector, we were the first rail signaling manufacturer in Brazil. Currently, with the great need for urban mobility and new private projects being bid in the country, we see a strong resumption for the sector. In 2013 we delivered cars for CPTM (Line 11, Expresso Leste), Chennai (India), and for SuperVia. This year, we supplied the first 20 trains for the largest project in Alstom’s history, for suburban trains in South Africa. Moreover, we are investing in a new production line dedicated to LRVs (Light Rail Vehicles) in Taubaté, São Paulo. 

Social Responsibility

Harnessing the strength in diversity

Alstom is committed to discovering and advancing the full potential of the people of this country.

For Alstom, achieving economic equity is a business imperative – not only by ensuring the demographics of its employees reflect that of the country but also by reducing economic inequalities and promoting job creation in its industry.
 
The future starts now

People, sustainability and the environment are at the heart of Alstom's business. We have pledged our commitment to limiting the impact our activities have on resources, promoting sustainable development and improving the lives of those who come into direct contact with our business.

Everywhere Alstom is located, we work with local communities and collaborate with local partners on sustainable development projects focused on tomorrow's technologies, training, job creation and environmental preservation.

Our corporate and social responsibilities are guided by an understanding that the decisions we make today, will define tomorrow.

In Brazil, Alstom Foundation is supporting two projects this year:

  • Pedala Zezinho: the project encourages children and young people in the outskirts of São Paulo to use bicycle as transportation. Pedaling, and is a healthy practice, does not generate environmentally harmful emissions and can be a source of income, through the maintenance and repair of the same, for young people beginning their careers. The Aromeiazero Institute, responsible for the project is a non-profit, organization that develops socio-educational and cultural projects that, by bike, generating more quality of life for people.
  • Construindo sonhos: the project of Odebrecht Foundation aims to train teenagers to be multipliers of the best practices compatible with sustainable demands. Plan the local growth in a sustainable manner, identifying new techniques to optimize existing natural resources to improve the living conditions of the population.

Click here to know more about our initiatives in Brazil.

       For more information send and e-mail to: responsabilidade.social@alstom.com

 

Health & Safety

The basis of our EHS Policy in Brazil is to strive towards full engagement of all employees, partners, contractors, suppliers & clients in our aim to achieve zero severe accidents and incidents, while taking care of the environment in which we operate.

Alstom also counts on a Target Zero campaign (Severe Accident Prevention Initiative) for working at heights and lifting operations. This campaign is of paramount importance for the company.

Our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and people working on our sites or under our management is a keystone of our sustainability goals. In addition, achieving high levels of pro-active health and safety standards contributes to customer satisfaction, business results and employee motivation.

Regarding the environment, Alstom counts on several internal campaigns which aim to raise awareness about reduction and rational use of energy.

EHS Policy

Almost 60 years of industrial presence in Brazil

Check out recent events of our history and below you can check a pdf. with the full version.

2000 - Acquisition of Ansaldo Coemsa S.A in Canoas (RS) to expand the sectors Transmission & Distribution and Power.

2004 - Alstom sells its Transmission and Distribution activities to Areva. Information Solutions division wins the award of Revista Ferroviária magazine as the best creator of technology.

2005 - In July, Alstom celebrates 50 years of operations in Brazil.

2006 – 2009: Acquisition of de Ritz High Voltage, VEI, Nokian Capacitors, Nxtphase, RB Watkins, and Powermann.

2007 - To integrate the Energy and Transport sectors, Alstom opens a new commercial complex, the Bandeirantes unit.

2008 - Alstom wins the contract to supply equipment to the hydro plants of Madeira River. Bulb turbines of the type supplied to Santo Antonio and Jirau projects will be the most powerful ever produced by the group in Brazil.

2009 - Alstom and Schneider Electric propose the acquisition of Areva T&D. Alstom wins the contract for the world’s largest transmission line, with a total length of 2,375 kilometers, connecting Madeira River to the Southeast.

2010 - Alstom and Bardella inaugurate a plant in Porto Velho, IMMA.Alstom wins the first contract in the Brazilian wind market. Alstom acquires the transmission activity of Areva T&D, creating the Grid sector.

2011 - Alstom signs the contract for the supply of equipment to Belo Monte plant, the third largest hydro plant in the world. Alstom inaugurates its first wind turbine factory in Brazil and Latin America (9 units in Brazil)

2012 - Alstom lays the foundation stone of its first Global Technology Center in Latin America. Company announces the second unit of the wind sector in Brazil and the second unit of metro-rail transport (Rio de Janeiro).

2013 - Alstom Brazil and Renova Energia announce the largest partnership for the onshore wind market in the world.

2014 - acquisition of a Brazilian company Reason Tecnologia S.A. - a Florianópolis-based provider of measurement and substation automation network products for transmission and distribution (T&D) customers.

  • Inauguration of the first Global Technology Center in Latin America.
  • The Board of Directors of Alstom decided unanimously to issue a positive recommendation for the provision of GE to acquire the business of generation and transmission of energy.
  • Announcement of a joint venture (TEN – Torres Eólicas do Nordeste) to build a factory in Bahia State (Northeast of Brazil) to produce steel towers for wind turbines.

Alstom Brazil