Alstom in Poland

Alstom employs about 3,200 people in power generation, grid, and transport sectors in Poland.
It has state-of-the-art manufacturing base:

  • in Elbląg: turbine factory and cast steel and cast iron foundries;
  • in Wrocław: generator factory – Alstom’s European excellence centre for turbogenerators;
  • in Chorzów: rolling stock factory;
  • in Łódź and in Warsaw: EPC project implementation centres;
  • in Katowice: an organisation offering services and equipment for grids.

With these facilities, it is possible to manufacture all key equipment locally and to ensure its servicing in Alstom’s service centres in Poland.

 Alstom contributes to the Polish economy development through constant investments. Since the beginning of its activity in Poland, Alstom has focused on fast technological development. Starting from the 90s, Alstom has been the leader on the Polish market of coal EPC projects and the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for more than 95% of the installed fleet. Over 320 medium- and large-sized steam and gas turbines installed in power plants all over the world were manufactured at Alstom Power factories in Poland. Cast steel and cast iron foundries situated in Elbląg supply casings to Alstom’s other factories worldwide.

Alstom in Poland has completed many key infrastructure projects in the field of power generation. For instance, a new 858 MW unit, the largest generating unit in the Polish power industry history and the most efficient coal-fired unit in Poland, was commissioned in Bełchatów Power Plant in September 2011.

In the era of development and modernisation of power transmission grids, Alstom Grid is the leader in the field of implementing SF6 gas insulated switchgear (GIS) technology in Poland, offering integrated and comprehensive “turn-key” solutions, extensive range of products as well as technical and service support at each stage of project implementation – from power generation through transmission and distribution grids to end users.

Alstom in Poland has been actively participating in the modernisation of the Polish transport sector. With the acquisition of Konstal, Poland’s oldest railway equipment manufacturer, Alstom has started the implementation of the largest ever modernisation programme. Adapting the factory to Alstom’s global manufacturing standards expanded its production capacity. Combined with production volume doubled with the use of high-end equipment, it means a rise in the plant efficiency by approx. 50%. At present, ALSTOM Konstal S.A. is one of 32 rolling stock manufacturing plants in Alstom Group, supplying products meeting highest quality of safety global standards.

Setting trends in innovative and environmentally-friendly technologies, Alstom places emphasis on development of human potential, manufacturing base modernisation, and application of state-of-the-art solutions which are tailored to clients’ needs and ensure their satisfaction.

President's Message

Welcome to Alstom in PolandLesław Kuzaj

Alstom is a global specialist in energy, transport and grid. We operate as a local organisation in Poland, supporting the Polish economy. The company continuously increases its employees number, which is currently over 3 200 people in Poland.

Alstom creates innovative and environment friendly technologies and products. It is achievable thanks to high-tech design and production facilities, expertise, many years of international experience, and most of all, high-class specialists employed.

We are proud to be able to take part in infrastructure development projects, constructions of the biggest power plants and to deliver fast and comfortable Pendolino trains for the Polish railways. Alstom Polish factories manufacture rolling stock dedicated for export sales.

Alstom is a socially responsible partner on the Polish market. The company is open for its stakeholders needs, invests in staff training and development, cares for environment, promotes ethical practices as well as supports local communities.

Lesław Kuzaj

Poland Country President


The Belchatow  Power Plant
Unit: 1x 858 MW
Execution date: 2006-2011
Customer: PGE Elektrownia Bełchatów S.A.
The  most  modern  lignite-fired power unit in Poland
The new 858 MW unit, operating commercially since September 2011 is another key element of the modernisation of the Polish power industry. This is one of the most efficient installations of this type in our country. Having an extensive range of its own products, such as a boiler, turbine, generator, automatics and environmental protection systems, and belonging to a limited group of highly specialised contractors dealing with 'turnkey' projects enables Alstom to obtain optimal parameters during the project execution. The scale of the project required the coordination of many activities carried out at the same time, cooperation and management of subcontractors’ work and the proper management of the international group of employees, as well as meeting the highest quality standards

The Belchatow Power Plant
Unit: 370 MW (unit  no. 6)
Execution date : 2009-2011
Customer: PGE Elektrownia Bełchatów S.A
The first complex integrated retrofit project in Poland
The retrofit of the steam turbine was executed as an integrated project, with a scope covering the modernisation of the boiler, retrofit of the steam turbine, retrofit of the generator including the delivery of a new stator, replacement of the existing UNIMAT turbine governor  with one manufactured by Alstom Power Controsteam.
The Project was executed by the consortium of ALSTOM Power Poland (Elblag and Wroclaw branch) and Alstom Power Systems GmbH.
The execution of this project allows this unit to operate in compliance with the new EU regulations and extend its operating life up to 320 000 hours.

The Lagisza Power Plant
Unit: 1x460 MW
Execution date: 2005-2009
Customer: PKE S.A.
Alstom executed the 'turnkey' package of an engine room together with a cooling tower. The new unit complies with the EU requirements with respect to exhaust emission, whereas the higher electrical efficiency meets the requirements for supercritical units operated in the European Union. This is the first supercritical unit of this size in the world, which features a fluidised boiler manufactured by Foster Wheeler.

The Patnow Power Plant
Unit: 1x470 MW
Execution date: 2000-2008
Customer: ZE "PAK" S.A.
Alstom executed the 'turnkey' project involving the supply of an engine room with a 470 MW supercritical turboset. Simultaneously, within the framework of a separate contract, Alstom, as the leader of consortium established with Rafako, designed and delivered the unit boiler section. The new unit complies with all the requirements connected with environmental protection and is additionally equipped with state-of-the art atmosphere protection installations. Moreover, the unit is characterised by very high efficiency concerning energy generation, which is connected with lower fuel consumption and reduction in the amount of industrial waste. The unit is the first supercritical generating unit in Poland.

The Turow Power Plant
Units: 3x235 MW and 3x260 MW

Execution date: 1995-2005
Customer: PGE Elektrownia Turów S.A.
Alstom conducted 'turnkey' modernization works of units 1-6, which involved the supply of mechanical equipment, electrical equipment and automatics, as well as performing civil and construction works, assembly works and start-up works in the engine room and unit control room. The co-operation between Alstom and Foster Wheeler enabled to reduce atmospheric pollution emission to the levels compliant with the Polish and European standards, as well as increased efficiency of the power plant.


METROPOLIS for Amsterdam
Delivery scope:
28 trains : 2 trains (VPF) and 26 trains (Chorzów)
Delivery date: 2011 – April 2015 

METROPOLIS for Budapest
Delivery scope:
22 x 5-car train sets for the Line 2 and 15 x 4-car train sets for the Line 4
Delivery date: August 2013

CITADIS NG for Istanbul
Delivery scope: 37 new type of trams for Istanbul
Delivery date: October 2010

METROPOLIS trains for Warsaw metro
Delivery scope: 18 x 6-car train sets
Delivery date: 2005
METROPOLIS delivered by Alstom for the first metro line in Warsaw, was provided to replace old car train sets manufactured in former Soviet Union.
METROPOLIS for Warsaw is also the first metro train ever manufactured  in our country.


S/S Stocznia for Eltel Network Olsztyn
Project scope:
-Supply, erection and commissioning of 110 kV GIS
Project completed: November 2012

GPZ Zegrze for Ikea Centre Polska S.A.
Turnkey project scope:
-Design, engineering 
-Cabling 110 kV lines
- Reconnection of 15 kV cabling lines
-GIS 110 kVswitchgear and  GIS 15 kV switchgear
-Protection relays for 110 kV and 15 kV substations
Project completed: November 2011

S/S Wierzchowice for EnergiaPro
Turnkey project scope:
-New switchgear building
-GIS110kV switchgear
-GIS 20 kV switchgear
-Oil power transformers
-Protection and control systems
Project completed: November 2011
S/S 110kV “Olecko” for PGE Dystrybucja Białystok
Project scope:
-Delivery for protection relays and Decentralized Busbar Protection System MiCOM Alstom P741
-Full engineering suport – configuration and commissioning. 
-Delivery and commissioning of Substation Automation System (GTW of IEC 61850)
Project completed: September 2012


Dead Sea Works
Customer: Abener, Israel
Power output 61 MW
Turbine type: MT
Application: Combined cycle

Cove Point
Customer: Kiewit, USA
Power output: 2 x 65 MW
Turbine type: GRT
Application: Combined cycle 

Sengkang 2
Customer: PTES Indonesia
Power output: 65 MW
Power output: GRT
Application: Combined cycle

Cresent Dunes
Customer: Cobra, USA
Power output: 125 MW
Turbine type: MT
Application: Solar

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility of Alstom in Poland (CSR) is a key element of the company’s activities.

It is based on taking actions and creating business strategy taking into account expectations of the stakeholders: employees, business partners, local communities and environment.  

Alstom is focused on ensuring sustainable development by using innovative technologies, processes and tools. CSR in Alstom means dialog and collaboration with stakeholders with ethics and transparency in operations. Caring for employees as well as limiting an impact on environment are the most important priorities of Alstom in Poland CSR.

Alstom in Poland signed a Corporate Social Responsibility Declaration of the French Chamber of Commerce in Poland’s members.

Alstom joined a group of companies with priorities focused on sustainable development, environmental protection and of those, who promote and use good CSR practices.

Alstom is also a member of The Global Compact Network Poland. 

Our History

1837: Ferdynand Gottlob Schichau established a small mechanical workshop in Elbląg. The company manufactured boilers and steam turbines, vessels and battleships, machines for sugar industry and locomotives. During World Wars I and then II, Schichau’s factory was an important supplier of arms for the army

1864: Today’s ALSTOM Konstal was founded at Królewska Huta as a plant manufacturing subassemblies for rolling stock. Towards the end of 19th century the production of wagons began during World War I, after the end of which the production of bridge and tramway structures was additionally established

1947: Creation of DOLMEL in Wroclaw – company manufacturing electrical equipment

1947: The plant manufacturing subassemblies for rolling stock at Krolewska Huta started its activity under the name "Chorzowska Wytwórnia Konstrukcji Stalowych" (Chorzów Steel Structure Manufacturing Plant) and became the sole producer of tramways in Poland.

1948: Mechanical Works ZAMECH were established in Elbląg

1990: Acquisition of Zamech in Elblag and DOLMEL in Wroclaw by ABB

1997: Acquisition of Chorzowska Wytwórnia Konstrukcji Stalowych by Alstom (previously GEC Alsthom), presently the company operates as ALSTOM Konstal S.A.

2000: Creation of  ALSTOM Power Sp. z o.o.  company (headquarters in Elbląg)

2001: Merger of  ALSTOM Power Generators  Sp. z o.o .( Wrocław ) and  ALSTOM Power Sp. z o.o. (Elbląg) .

Since then the company has been operating as ALSTOM Power Sp. z o.o. in Poland over 20 years, starting rapid   technology development, investments and taking leading position on Polish market.

1995-2005: Alstom Power conducted ‘turnkey’ modernisation of units 1-6 at PGE Turów Power

1997-2010: Alstom Transport  delivered trams for several Polish cities as well as wagons for Warsaw metro.

2000-2008: Execution of the’ turnkey’ project involving the supply of a machine hall with a  470MW supercritical turboset for Pątnów II Power Plant

2005-2009: Alstom Power executed the ‘turnkey’ package of a machine hall together with a cooling tower for PKE Łagisza Power Plant

2010: Creation of  new branch of ALSTOM Power Sp. z o.o. in Katowice  (Alstom Grid)

2011: In September the new unit 858 MW was handed over for commercial operation at Belchatow PP - the largest power unit in the history of the Polish energy sector.

2011: Alstom signed a contract for delivery of 20 high speed trains for PKP Intercity to be the first such trains in Poland. These state-of-the-art comfortable new generation trains are supposed to improve travel conditions. The service centre (depot) for these trains will secure 17-year guarantee service and full servicing facilities for trains.

2013: Creation of ALSTOM Renewable Poland Sp. z o.o. (with headquarters in Elblag).

2014: Alstom signed a contracts worth approximately €1.25 billion for a new ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in Opole, south-western Poland. Alstom’s scope includes the provision of its proprietary USC technology including the supply of USC boiler islands, the steam turbine generator islands including the turbine hall equipment, the air quality control systems as well as some Balance of Plant systems. This project concerns the units 5 and 6. Once operational, it will be the country’s largest coal-fueled facility, and will supply electricity to the equivalent of two million homes. Unit 5 is due to enter commercial operation in 2018 and unit 6 in 2019.