Alstom introduced the Coradia Liner V200 at the European Mobility Exhibition for Public Transport at the Parc des Expositions in Paris
For the second time, the Northern Irish Graeme McDowell won the Alstom Open with a superb final round of 67, beating Kevin Sadler (USA) and Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand).
Don't miss this breathtaking documentary about the installation of our 6 MW offshore wind turbine in the North sea, on Planète+ on Friday 16 May, 8:45pm.
Ten Alstom’s Citadis Dualis tram-trains have been placed into service on the Nantes-Châteaubriant railway line, inaugurated on 28 February.
From 1 April to 30 June 2014, Alstom booked €8.2 billion orders, twice the level of the first quarter last year. This record performance derives essentially from a contract with PRASA in South Africa booked in Transport for around €4 billion, as well as a good flow of orders in Renewable Power and Grid.
Alstom’s ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, convened on 1 July 2014,
approved all the resolutions with the exception of the 20th resolution, which proposed to introduce in the bylaws of Alstom a new provision in order to maintain single voting rights.
On Tuesday 24 June, Patrick Kron, Alstom Chairman and CEO, and Jeffrey Immelt, GE Chairman and CEO, visited together Belfort industrial site, a major site for the two groups.
Patrick Kron was interviewed on Monday 23 June, by the French journalist Jean-Pierre Elkabbach, in the programme "l'Interview politique" on Europe 1 radio (in French).
The ad hoc committee of independent directors appointed by the Board on April 29, 2014 and led by Jean-Martin Folz, thoroughly reviewed, on multiple occasions, the proposed transactions. Based on the works of the committee and financial and legal advisors, the Board of Directors has unanimously decided to issue a positive recommendation of the offer from GE.
Alstom has been awarded a contract to deliver its Distributed Energy Resources Management System (DERMS) for the Vendée, a French administrative district, located on the west coast of France. Smart Grid Vendée is a €28 million consortium-led demonstration project launched in June 2013 that will last five years
Alstom is to supply 15 Citadis Dualis for the Ile-de-France region after an SNCF exercise of option on behalf of STIF. This order, which is part of the framework agreement signed in 2007 on behalf of the French regions, amounts to a total of 80 million euros. The delivery of the 15 Citadis Dualis tram-trains will begin in the summer of 2016 for an expected commercial operation from July 2017, on the Epinay-sur-Seine and Le Bourget sections of the TLN line.
Alstom-Saft consortium contributes to the first demonstration launched by EDF on a megawatt scale for frequency regulation using a lithium-ion battery storage system.
Today Alstom introduced the Coradia Liner V200, its latest, innovative main-line train, at the European Mobility Exhibition for Public Transport at the Parc des Expositions in Paris.
The international agency, ETHIC Intelligence, has once again certified Alstom’s Integrity Programme following an audit undertaken by the Swiss company, SGS which took place beginning of 2014.
Alstom, alongside about thirty other European companies, has been taking part in the PROTECTRAIL programme which has just come to an end after four years of product development. The company has successfully demonstrated the performance of the ISM module for its Iconis Integrated Control Centre.
Alstom is about to deliver a main inlet valve weighing 120 tonnes and measuring 1.7 metres in diameter to the Linthal hydropower station, located 90 km from Zurich.
Between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014, Alstom booked €21.5 billion of orders, down 10% compared to last year. Sales, at €20.3 billion, showed a 4% organic growth compared to last year. Income from operations amounted to €1,424 million, down 3%, with a 7% operating margin.
The Board of Directors of Alstom announced today that it has received a binding offer from General Electric (GE) to acquire its Energy activities. The scope of the transaction includes the Thermal Power, Renewable Power and Grid Sectors, as well as corporate and shared services.
The ARF, SNCF and Alstom introduced the new-generation Régiolis train this morning at the Vaugirard station in Paris. This presentation was of a symbolic nature, since it was held to celebrate the first trains going into commercial service.
Alstom continues and deepens its strategic reflection and will make a further announcement no later than Wednesday 30 April morning. In the meantime, the company has requested that the trading of its shares remains suspended.
Patrick Kron, CEO of Alstom, and Michel Cosnard, CEO of Inria, are signing today a partnership agreement, bringing their two organisations together in the field of digital technology for the energy and mobility sectors.
Alstom is presenting its latest achievements in tram design at two exhibitions inaugurated this month at the Lieu du Design in Paris and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Alstom has been granted by the French Public Rail Safety organisation (EPSF) the Authorisation for Commercial Use (AMEC) for its Régiolis, the latest generation of regional train from the Coradia range.
Ten Alstom’s Citadis Dualis tram-trains will be placed into service on the Nantes-Châteaubriant railway line, which will be inaugurated on 28 February. The inauguration is highly symbolic, marking the reopening of the line after 34 years of inactivity thanks to the choice of the electric tram-train.
Alstom will deliver the first tram sets of its Citadis Compact to the local authority of Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile on 28 February 2014. After its arrival at the maintenance centre and depot in Aubagne, the first 22-metre long tram will complete a series of track tests until the end of July 2014 to be ready for the commercial launch of the tram service in early September 2014.
To ensure a stable, reliable power supply while enabling a cleaner, more sustainable energy mix at affordable prices, Smart Grid technologies are used as a means of interconnecting resources and optimising the performance of their networks.
On the initiative of EDF EN, wpd offshore and Alstom, an evening dedicated to professional exchanges was held on january 22nd in La Roche-sur-Yon.
At the initiative of EDF EN, wpd offshore and Alstom, an evening dedicated to professional exchanges on this topic was held on january 22nd in Le Tréport.
Over the third quarter 2013/14 (from 1 October to 31 December 2013), Alstom booked €5.6 billion of orders, up 11% compared to the same period last year.
Alstom has just successfully completed tests on its high-voltage DC circuit-breaker prototype. The latest series of tests consisted of reproducing the conditions of real actual operational constraints for a high-voltage DC transmission grid.
Alstom is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its APS system (Alimentation Par le Sol, or ground-level power supply) as 26 new Citadis trams enter service in Bordeaux, ordered by the city in 2012.
Alstom is launching MaxSineTM eStorage, a battery energy storage solution (BESS) that will enable energy storage along the grid. This solution will increase energy efficiency and balance energy flow in real-time, based on consumer demand.
On December 14, 2013, Alstom unveiled a life-sized model of Greater Avignon's Citadis Compact tram. The model will be displayed at the foot of the city walls until spring 2014.
With the opening on 15 December 2013 of the direct high-speed line linking Paris (France) and Barcelona (Spain), Alstom’s high-speed (HS) trains have now crossed their 16th border. Alstom is the only rail manufacturer to have built more than 1,100 HS cross-border trains, in service in 18 different countries.
The second line in the Valenciennes tram network was opened on Friday December 13. The new line, 15.5 km long, serves 22 stations and will open towards the end of February 2014.
Innovation is one of Alstom’s strategic pillars and what makes the Group a world leader in its sectors. Since 2008, Alstom has organised the « Innovation Awards », an annual competition open to all Alstom employees which invite them to submit innovative projects or inventions.
Alstom announces the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France , during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held today in Nantes.
Alstom Transport received today the "Relations Fournisseur Responsables" (responsible supplier relationships) quality label from Pierre Pelouzet, French mediator for inter-enterprises relations. This label is awarded by "Médiation Inter-entreprises" and the procurement association "Compagnie des Dirigeants et Acheteurs de France" (CDAF).
The European consortium comprising EDF Energies Nouvelles and German company, wpd offshore, have announced that they have submitted two bids for the Tréport and Ile d’ Yeu / Ile de Noirmoutier projects. These two projects fall within the framework of the second call for tenders for French offshore wind energy projects, representing total new capacity of 1,000 MW to be installed by 2023. This reinforces the ambitious plan already taking place with Alstom, partner for the turbines.
On Saturday November 16th, Alstom delivered its 1,500th Citadis tram on the occasion of the launch by STIF (Ile-de-France Transport Union) and the RATP of the Ile-de-France's tram line 7.
Alstom unveiled today the first Citadis Compact tram on its manufacturing site at La Rochelle in France, in the presence of Daniel Fontaine Vice President of the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile metropolitan region and Mayor of Aubagne, along with Ségolène Royal, Regional President of Poitou-Charentes, Jérôme Wallut, Managing Director of Alstom Transport France, and the contemporary artist Hervé Di Rosa.
Stable profitability - FCF impacted by project profiles and downpayments : Ambitious cost saving programme accelerated / Strategic mobility to be enhanced through asset sales / Guidance maintained
Jérôme Wallut, the Managing Director of Alstom Transport France, today opened a new delivery centre for very high-speed Euroduplex trains at the Belfort site, in the presence of Yves Ackermann, President of the Departmental General Council, Damien Meslot, Member of the French Parliament, Senator Jean-Pierre Chevènement, Etienne Butzbach, Mayor of Belfort, and Jean-Robert Lopez, Prefect of Belfort.
The MF01 metro train built by a consortium consisting of Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transport and Areva TA was inaugurated today on Line 9 of the Paris metro. With a special livery defined by regional transport authority STIF and Paris public transport operator RATP, the first MF01 trainset was unveiled at Porte de Saint-Cloud station in the presence of STIF Chairman Jean-Paul Huchon, RATP CEO Pierre Mongin and Managing Director of Alstom Transport France Jérôme Wallut.
PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) signed today a contract with Gibela - a joint venture led by Alstom to supply 600 passenger trains (3 600 coaches) to be delivered between 2015 and 2025. The contract is worth R51 billion and includes the construction of a local manufacturing facility.
On 11 October, Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, unveiled the first stone of the SILKY building in the Carré de Soie district of Villeurbanne which is due to host Alstom Transport’s entire railway electronics business by 2015.
As part of the project initiated by the Prime Minister in July 2013 and conducted with SNCF to renew Corail trains for the intercity lines, SNCF has ordered 34 Coradia Liner trainsets, the latest generation of long-haul trains from Alstom, for around €350 million .
Alstom and GDF Suez will prepare a common project to respond to the call for expressions of interest for pilot tidal farms announced today by the French President, François Hollande in Cherbourg.
Alstom delivered on Saturday 21 September at the Metz train station, the first Regiolis train to Lorraine Region (north-east of France). Attending the event were Jean-Pierre Masseret, Lorraine Regional Council Chairman, Alain Autruffe, SNCF Lorraine Director and Jérôme Wallut, Alstom Transport France Managing Director. Lorraine is France’s second region (after Aquitaine in July 2013) to receive its next-generation regional train.
For the third year in a row, Alstom has been included in the Dow Jones sustainability index (DJSI), which recognizes companies’ corporate and social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. With 77/100, Alstom registers a better score than in 2012 and is largely above the average for the industrial engineering sector included in the index (49/100).
Alstom’s After-Sales Service premises for Regiolis that will circulate in the Lorraine Region were inaugurated on 5 September 2013 at the SNCF Technicentre in Metz. The After-Sales Service centre is intended to support the delivery of the first Regiolis train for the Lorraine Region in late September.
On Saturday August 31, 2013, will be inaugurated the first line of the Tours tramway network at the Tours train station by Jean Germain, president of the Greater Tours Community and the Greater Tours Transport Union (SITCAT), Guillaume Pépy, president of SNCF, and Jérôme Wallut, Managing Director of Alstom Transport France.
SNCF has confirmed it was exercising the entire option for 40 Euroduplex trains, Alstom’s double-decker very high-speed train, called for in a contract signed by both companies in 2007. The contract involved a firm batch of 55 trains and an option on another 40, now fully confirmed.
Patrick Kron, Alstom’s Chairman and Chief Executive, paid tribute to Mr Newey, recalling his essential role in the development of Alstom.
Alstom and Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing semiconductor materials of extreme performance for the electronics and energy industries, have signed a cooperative agreement in order to provide concentrating photovoltaic power plants.
CO2 capture tests were initiated at Alstom’s and EDF’s research demonstration unit, which was selected for funding by the ADEME in 2010, with the capture of the first tonne of CO2 July, 11th.
Régiolis, the first next-generation regional train, was delivered today to the Aquitaine Region in the presence of Regional Chairman Alain Rousset, SNCF Chairman Guillaume Pépy, and Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge.
June 28, 2013 - Magali Giovannangeli, Chairperson of the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile, together with artist Hervé Di Rosa and Alstom Transport Design&Styling Director Xavier Allard, unveiled the design and livery of Alstom’s first Citadis Compact.
Today, Patrick Kron, Alstom Chairman and CEO inaugurated the Smart Grid Centre of Excellence in Montpellier, France, in the presence of Jean-Pierre Moure, Président de la Communauté de l’Agglomération de Montpellier and Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, President of Alstom Grid.
Jean-Daniel Lainé, SVP Ethics and Compliance will retire after 40 years in the company. Starting on 1st July, he will be replaced by Romain Marie, SVP Control and Audit since 2005.
On 18 June 2013, Alstom was selected by officials of the Greater Avignon Metropolitan Area to supply 24 Citadis Compact trams. The contract is worth about €45 million. Scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016, Citadis Compact trams will travel on both lines of the future 14.5-kilometre network.
Alstom, RTE and their partners announced the launch of the Smart Substations Project (Poste Eléctriques Intelligents), during the Smart Grids Paris exhibition, held 4th-6th June in Paris, France. The announcement was made in the presence of Delphine Batho, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy. The Smart Substations Project is a world premiere, a precursor to the smart grids of the future and an important step on the road to the energy transition.
Paris, 30 May 2013. EDF Energies Nouvelles and wpd offshore, two key players in European offshore wind energy, have announced the signing of a partnership agreement.
Alstom is launching today at UITP World Congress & Mobility and City Transport Exhibition two innovations: Axonis, a metro system and Urbalis Fluence, a signalling solution.
Two modules from Tours’ Citadis tramsets have arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, where they will go on show as part of the 60th world UITP (international public transport association) conference. This event, which will be all about the transformation of urban mobility, will officially open to the public on 26 May.
Between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, Alstom booked €23.8 billion of orders, up 10% compared to last year. As announced, the group achieved a strong level of orders in the fourth quarter at €6.6 billion, leading to a book-to-bill above 1 for the 10th consecutive quarter.
Alstom’s new-generation Haliade™ 150 - 6MW offshore wind turbine has successfully obtained the IEC power performance measurement (power curve ) after 3 months of performance measurements at Le Carnet site, in France.
On 29 March 2013, Alstom Transport delivered the first of 26 Citadis tramsets to Bordeaux’s Bastide depot. The tramsets were ordered by the Bordeaux Urban Community (CUB) for lines A, B and C of its tramway network (phase III). The next 25 tramsets will be delivered over a 12-month period at the rate of four tramsets per month.
Alstom has given its support to a campaign by the Association Française des Entreprises Privées (AFEP) to promote training and jobs for young people by signing the “Jeunes et Entreprises” (Youth & Business) partnership in Paris on Thursday, 21 May, 2013, in presence of the French labour minister, Michel Sapin.
Today Alstom presented a model of the Citadis Spirit tram-train to France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, during his visit to Montreal. Alstom has recently started commercializing Citadis Spirit on the North-American market, just after it was chosen by the City of Ottawa, Canada. This new tram-train stems directly from the know-how enjoyed by Alstom and its partners working in the French rail industry sector.
When Patrick Kron is appointed Chairman & CEO of Alstom, he takes the helm of a company in a critical situation, whose very survival is at stake. The drastic decisions which will be taken and the considerable efforts implemented in the following years will have a profound effect on Alstom.
Alstom Grid has achieved the best performance ever seen in a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) circuit breaker while testing a prototype at Alstom’s testing facility in Villeurbanne, France, in presence of an independent expert. In less than 2.5 milliseconds , the HVDC circuit breaker interrupted currents exceeding 3,000 amperes. These tests were conducted as part of RTE’s demonstration activities on the architecture and technologies for DC power grids, within the large scale demonstration project TWENTIES supported by the FP7 programme of the European Commission.
Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom, and Jérôme Pécresse, President of Alstom’s Renewable Power Sector, inaugurated on 1st February, the new headquarters of Alstom’s global technology and hydropower centre in Grenoble, a centre of expertise which carries out all hydropower research and development for Alstom.
Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power President, Jérôme Pécresse, accompanied Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Saint-Nazaire, when he officially launched construction works of Alstom’s first two offshore wind turbine factories on Monday 21 January.
On 12 January 2013, Alstom Transport presented the first of the 19 Citadis trams for the T7 line to Jean-Paul Huchon, Chairman of STIF, the body responsible for organising public transport in the Paris region, and Chairman of the Ile-de-France regional authority, in a ceremony at its La Rochelle site attended by Ségolène Royal, Chairwoman of the Poitou-Charentes regional authority, and Jérôme Wallut, CEO of Alstom Transport France.
Alstom’s new-generation Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine is performing the official type testing phase at the site of Le Carnet, in the Pays de Loire region (France).
In service since September 2012, the Landes de Couesmé wind farm, located close to La Gacilly Morbihan in France, has been inaugurated today in the presence of GDF-Suez Vice-President Jean-François Cirelli, Eole Generation Director Claude Midi and Alstom Renewable Power President Jerome Pécresse.
The transport authority of Ile-de-France region STIF and the Paris metro operator RATP have ordered 14 additional MP05 metro trains to Alstom Transport, for a total amount of €127 million, funded at 100% by the STIF.
Alstom, represented by Jerome Wallut, Managing Director of Alstom Transport France, took part in the symbolic first welding on the initial track of the Garonne line of Toulouse’s tramway on Saturday October 20th, 2012.
Alstom delivers the last Pendolino coaches for the West Coast Main Line in (UK) operated presently by the operator Virgin Trains. This delivery which occurs ahead of time concludes the train delivery part of the €1.8 billion order placed by the UK Department of Transport in 2008.
The first of the 12 high-capacity Citadis tramway for the Lyon urban area was presented in front of the Part-Dieu station in Lyon by Hubert Peugeot, Business Development & Sales Vice President of Alstom Transport France to Bernard Rivalta, President of SYTRAL (Lyon Urban Area Transport Union).
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over €50 million to retrofit the Controbloc N20 units for the 1300 MW nuclear power plants of Electricité de France (EDF).
Alstom actively participates in the biennial worldwide forum of the electrical power
industry, CIGRE, held in Paris, France, between 27 and 31 August 2012.
Alstom has secured an order worth approximately €90 million from the East Delta Electricity Production Co. (EDEPC Inc.) for the supply of equipment for a 650 MW steam cycle thermal power plant at a site located in the vicinity of Suez city, 150 km east of Cairo, Egypt.
On 29 June 2012, the RATP announced that they will place an order with the Alstom-Bombardier consortium for 70 additional duplex trainsets, known as MI09s. The total amount of the contract is €1 billion , including around €700 million for Alstom.
Alstom’s ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, convened on 26 June 2012, approved all the resolutions and decided a €0.80 per share dividend. It will be distributed on 3 July 2012.
This joint laboratory will focus on developing advanced energy storage solutions and integrating renewable energy farms into smart transmission and distribution grids.
With a value of more than €250 million, the project provides for the supply of an integrated system which includes an automatic driver system and 27 rubber-tyred metro trainsets in order to address the expected increase in traffic over the next few years.
Alstom and the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (Strategic Investment Fund) are studying the joint purchase of 85% of Translohr, a Lohr group brand which specialises in the manufacture and marketing of tyre-based trams. Lohr SA, the parent company of the Lohr Industries group, would retain a 15% shareholding. The total amount of the deal would be around €60M.
Alstom wins France’s first offshore wind tender as part of the EDF EN consortium. Four factories will be created to supply 240 Haliade 150 wind turbines.
The new Alstom Transport site in Tarbes-Séméac in France was inaugurated on April 5, 2012 in the presence of Martin Malvy, President of the Midi-Pyrénées Region, Gerard Trémège, President of the Urban Community of Grand Tarbes and Mayor of Tarbes, Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport and Christophe Florin, Site Director.
Alstom Grid, a global expert in electric grid performance, was chosen by the French Transmission System Operator, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) to advance into the next phase of their IPES* system.
On 19 March, Alstom inaugurated the largest offshore wind turbine in the world, at Carnet in the Loire-Atlantique. The ceremony was attended by Eric Besson, Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, and Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom.
Over the third quarter 2011/12 (from 1 October to 31 December 2011), Alstom registered orders of €4.9 billion, confirming the sustained commercial activity of the past four quarters.
Alstom and the leading Scottish marine developer SSE Renewables have signed a new joint venture agreement to develop the Costa Head Wave Project, an up to 200 Megawatts (MW) wave energy site located north of mainland Orkney, in The Crown Estate’s Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Strategic Area.
EDF Energies Nouvelles has today on behalf of a consortium consisting of strategic partners submitted four robust and realistic projects in response to the French offshore wind energy call for tenders.
On 16 December, Alstom signed with 18 international banks a €1.35 billion syndicated revolving credit facility with a 5 year maturity to refinance an existing undrawn €1 billion facility.
Patrick Kron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom, and the Iraqi Vice Minister of Electricity, His Excellency Salam Kazzaz, signed on 11 December, in the presence of His Excellency Karim Aftan El Jumaily, Minister of Electricity, a contract worth approximately €400 million to build the 728 MW Al Mansuriya gas-fired power plant in the Diyala Governorate, northeast of Baghdad.
Following the call for tenders for offshore wind energy launched in July 2011 by the French Government, Alstom is planning to establish up to two sites dedicated to the production of components and to the assembly of 6 MW offshore wind turbines in the port areas of Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) and Cherbourg (Manche).
Between 1st April and 30th September 2011, Alstom booked a sound level of orders at €10.2 billion, up 45% compared to the first half of last year, confirming the recovery achieved in the second part of 2010/11.
On 20 October 2011, Alstom hosted a graduation ceremony for masters students in Law and Business Ethics at its Levallois-Perret, France, headquarters, as part of a three-year partnership with Cergy-Pontoise University
Alstom is the first company in the CAC40 to receive this certification which confirms its efforts over several years to strengthen and develop its ethics policy.
Effective 26 August 2011. He keeps his current responsibilities as Senior Vice President Latin America and Country President Brazil and Argentina. He reports to Philippe Joubert, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Alstom. Philippe Delleur replaces Philippe Favre, who passed away on 27 June 2011.
This new tranche is worth more than €300 million, of which around €200 million will accrue to Alstom Transport. Financing for this tranche will be split 50/50 between STIF (Syndicat des transports d’Ile-de-France) and the RATP.
From 1 April to 30 June 2011, orders booked by Alstom amounted to €5 billion, up 44% (+34% excluding Grid) compared to the same period last year. Sales, at €4.5 billion, were down 12% (-23% excluding Grid), reflecting the low level of orders taken during the economic downturn.
It is the first double-deck interoperable very high speed train capable of traveling on all European rail networks. SNCF had ordered a total of 55 train sets from Alstom in June 2007. Two of the train sets are currently undergoing final development and approval. Commercial operation is planned for late 2011.
Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011, Alstom registered sales of €20.9 billion and an income from operations of €1,570 million, corresponding to an operating margin of 7.5%. The net result decreased to €462 million, due to the adverse impact of non-recurring charges.
Keith Carr (aged 44) is appointed Alstom Group’s General Counsel, effective from 1st
April 2011. He will report to Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom.
Previously Keith Carr was General Counsel and Senior Vice President,
Project and Contract Office, with Alstom Power.
The safety regulations in the Channel Tunnel are under the sole responsibility of the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC).
Patrick Kron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom, pays tribute to Pierre Bilger, who chaired the company between 1991 et 2003. Pierre Bilger passed away in Paris on 4 March 2011.
Through this agreement, Alstom has restated the importance of its European footprint - which represents 60% of its global workforce and nearly 50% of its sales - as part of a campaign to tackle changes in its economic environment and competency requirements.
On 4 October, Alstom has provided information to its
European works forum (EWF) about a plan to adjust its Power
Sector over the next 18 months to adapt the Sector to the
evolution of some of its markets.
Alstom and Schneider Electric signed today the agreement
with Areva for the acquisition of Areva T&D, its transmission
and distribution business. This agreement comes as a result of
the exclusive negotiations that started on November 30, 2009 and
after the completion of the consultation of the relevant employee
During the first nine months of 2009/10 (from 1 April to 31
December 2009), the level of orders booked by Alstom reached
€11.4 billion. Sales, at €14.4 billion, continued to
grow, up by 6% as compared to the same period of last
Alstom and Schneider Electric are joining forces to launch
a new venture capital fund to finance innovative start-ups in the
fields of energy and the environment. This is the first time
worldwide that two major industrial groups are associated in a
joint initiative of this nature, which, in addition, remains open
to the participation of other potential partners.
The SNCF (French national railways) has placed an order
worth approximately €130 million* with Alstom Transport for
an additional 19 Regiolis regional trains from the Coradia
Polyvalent range. This order falls within the framework of the
contract signed on 27 October 2009 with the SNCF and financed by
the French regions. The initial contract consisted of a firm
tranche totalling €800 million for the supply of 100
Coradia Polyvalent trains.
The Areva Supervisory Board of 30 November 2009 has
announced its decision to enter into exclusive negotiations with
Alstom and Schneider Electric for the acquisition of the
activities of its transmission and distribution business, Areva
Patrick Kron, Alstom Chairman and CEO, and Nicolas Hulot,
Chairman of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind
have signed a partnership convention between Alstom and the
Nicolas Hulot Foundation.
Between 1 April 2009 and 30 September 2009, Alstom
registered order intake of €7.1 billion, down from the
record level of the first six months of the previous year. Over
the same period, sales (€9.7 billion) and income from
operations (€828 million) continued to grow, up
respectively by 8% and 19%. The operating margin reached 8.6% as
compared to 7.8% last year. The net result amounted to €562
million (+7%), whilst the free cash flow decreased to €77
million due to the sharp drop in orders received.
The French national operator, SNCF, has awarded Alstom the
market of the new generation of single-deck regional trains to
modernise and increase the national fleet over the period
2013-2021. The contract includes a firm part worth €800
million for the delivery of 100 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets to
eight French regions. The customer’s already expressed
intention to take up the option for 35 additional trains could
quickly bring the contract value to €1 billion. The total
volume could eventually reach 1,000 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets
up to 2021, for an amount of around €7 billion. The
deliveries of the first 100 trains are planned from 2013 and will
be completed in 2015.
On 15 September 2009, the conurbations of Brest and Dijon
announced their decision to select Alstom to supply 52 Citadis
tramsets representing a total of more than €100 million.
The two conurbations opted to join forces for this project to
pool their needs and streamline their investments. Brest will
receive 20 tramsets, while 32 tramsets will go to Dijon.
During the first quarter of 2009/10 (from 1 April to 30
June 2009), the level of orders booked by Alstom, at €4.8
billion, remained robust. Sales, at €4.8 billion, continued
to grow, up by 7%.
The Montpellier area council announced on May 12, 2009, its
decision to select Alstom to supply Citadis trainsets which will
run on its third tram line, thus renewing its confidence in its
historical partner. Alstom had already supplied the equipment for
lines 1 and 2, brought into service in 2000 and 2006.
The RATP has announced its decision to award a firm contract
for 60 MI09 double-decker trainsets to the Alstom-Bombardier
consortium. Alstom will carry out 70% of the contract which is
worth a total of €917 million, with €640 million
for Alstom. The contract also includes an option for extra
Alstom has signed a new agreement with three French trade
unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC, and CFTC) concerning planning for jobs,
skills and retirement age. This agreement applies to French
companies within the Alstom group for the next three years, and
is designed to enhance a process that began in 2006.
During the first nine months of 2008/09 (from 1 April to 31
December 2008), Alstom booked orders amounting to €21.5
billion, up by 8% versus the same period of the previous year.
Sales at €13.5 billion were up by 12%.
After four months of adjustments made on the speed ring at
the Velim rail testing centre in the Czech Republic, the AGV has
begun its first dynamic tests at 360 km/h, the commercial speed
for which it has been designed.
Record backlog and 36% increase of net income during the
first semester 2008/09.
Alstom has signed a framework agreement with EDF, the
French utility, for the renovation of 900 MW and 1,300 MW
generators in its nuclear power plants. The orders coming from
this contract will run for a duration of 10 years and will reach
a total amount of more than 140 million euros.
The annual shareholders’ meeting, held earlier today
in Paris, France, approved all resolutions submitted to
Alstom is the world’s leading supplier of
“conventional islands” (or “turbine
islands”) for nuclear power plants, and has fitted close to
180 units around the globe. More than 30% of the world’s
nuclear power stations operating today use Alstom-made
On 20 May, Alstom unveiled its new locomotive platform in
the Prima line at the Centre of Excellence in Belfort
Following the high level of orders registered last year,
Alstom set a new record between 1 April 2007 and 31 March
2008 with order intake growing by 23%. On the back of this strong
commercial activity, sales grew by 19% over the previous year.
During the same period, a new improvement in performance led to
an increase in income from operations by 35%, with an operating
margin rising from 6.7% in 2006/07 to 7.7% in 2007/08. Alstom
recorded a net result of €852 million and an all-time high
generation of free cash flow, making the company strongly cash
positive in March 2008. Alstom will propose in its next Annual
General Meeting to double the dividend to be paid to €1.6
Alstom has signed a full turnkey contract with independent
power producer (IPP) Electrabel France, a Suez Group company, for
the construction of a GT26-based, 420 MW combined cycle power
plant. The new plant will be constructed in Fos-sur-Mer, near
Marseilles, in the south of France. The Alstom contract value is
over 270 million euros.
On 15 February 2008, Alstom signed - along with the French
Minister of the Economy, Finance and Employment and the Secretary
of State for Urban Affairs - a national agreement concerning the
professional integration of young people from priority
On Tuesday 5 February, Alstom unveiled the prototype of the
AGV*, its latest, new generation very high speed train. This
single deck, state-of-the-art train incorporates articulated
carriages, a technology which contributed to the success of
France’s TGV** train, and a new distributed drive system.
The AGV has been designed to reach a commercial speed of 360 kph.
The AGV already has its first customer: Italy’s new railway
The community of greater Nice Cote-d’Azur (CANCA)
inaugurates its CitadisTM tramway, in the presence of Jacques
Peyrat, its President, on Friday, 24 November.
The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) has
ordered an additional batch of 49 MF2000 metro trainsets from
Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation and AREVA TA. The
value of this order is 189 million euros: 116 million euros for
project leader Alstom Transport, 63 million euros for Bombardier
Transportation and 10 million euros for AREVA TA.
Between 1st April 2007 and 30th September 2007, Alstom
registered a record level of orders (+33%), a strong growth in
sales (+21%) and a significant improvement of its income from
operations reaching €573 million (+39%), or 7.2% of
sales. Alstom recorded a net result of €388 million
(+49%) and an exceptionally high free cash flow (€1.2
The new section of Paris-London line, High Speed 1, has
been inaugurated on 6 November in London. Thanks to this new
section, which will enter service on 14 November, journeys
between Paris and London will take 2 hours 15 minutes, instead of
the 2 hours 35 minutes they take today, and St Pancras station
will become the arrival point for all the Alstom-built Eurostar
RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) and
SNCF, the French national railway operator, have entrusted Alstom
with the interior refitting of 119 suburban trains that operate
on line B of the Ile-de-France regional express (RER) network, in
the Paris area. The order, which is worth a total of €103
million, will be managed by RATP.
Alstom has been carrying out an intensive research and
development programme for the past years to meet the
technological and economic challenges of capturing the CO2
created in fossil-fuel-based electricity production. In the
medium term, the company will be able to offer fossil-fuel-based
power plants that respect the environmental constraints linked
with climate change. Several technologies will be tested in six
pilot projects already under way in Germany, the US, Norway,
Sweden and France. Other projects are being studied and will be
The SNCF (France’s national railway company) has
ordered 80 double decker very high speed trains from Alstom for a
total of €2.1 billion. A conditional option of 40
additional train sets can be added to the order, which would
eventually increase its value to €3.1 billion. First
deliveries are scheduled for 2009.
For the first time, Alstom will participate in a large
public exhibition devoted to technology and innovation, the
European Research and Innovation Exhibition, which will take
place for the third time from Thursday 7 to Saturday June 9,
2007, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris,
357.2 mph on the Seine - On 3 April, the V150 trainset
crushed the world rail speed record on France's brand new
LGV™ Est Européenne high speed train line at a speed
of 357.2 mph!
SNCF, France’s national railway company, has ordered
31 trainsets of Alstom’s new Citadis Dualis suburban
tram-train, worth a total of 100 million euros. 24 of the
trainsets are destined for the Rhône-Alpes region and 7 will
be used in the Pays-de-la-Loire region. The order includes a
conditional option of 169 trainsets, of which some would be
supplied to the regions of Alsace and Ile-deFrance regions, which
would ultimately bring the order to 650 million
574,8 km/h : new world rail speed record set at 13h13
on 3 April 2007. The V150 trainset reached 574,8 km/h
at kilometre point 191 on the new East European LGV™
high-speed line, in France, at 13h13, exceeding by 59,5 km/h
the previous world rail speed record, set in 1990.
SNCF has ordered 16 new generation double-deck regional
trainsets, Coradia Duplex, from Alstom. Destined to operate in
the region of Haute-Normandie (France), the trains will consist
of five cars each, making a total of eighty cars. The total value
of the contract is 140 million euros, of which 108 million go to
Alstom (Bombardier will participate in the manufacture of 32 of
The SNCF has placed an order with Alstom for the supply of
51 new double-deck Coradia Duplex distributed-power regional
trains: 39 triple-car trainsets and 12 four-car trainsets, making
a total of 165 coaches. Under an industrial workshare agreement
with Alstom, Bombardier will participate in the manufacture of 63
of the cars.
On January 26, the French city of Reims announced the
definitive choice of design for its tramway.
Today, Dominique Perben, French Minister of Transport,
Public Works, Tourism and Marine Affairs, Michel Boyon, Chairman
of Réseau Ferré de France, Philippe Mellier, Chairman
of ALSTOM Transport and Anne-Marie Idrac, Chairman of SNCF,
announced the launch of the French Excellence in Very High Speed
Rail Transport Program.
Alstom has decided today to withdraw its request for
injunction that the company had made on 30 October at the Paris
Tribunal Administratif, following the award by the French
National Railway Company (SNCF) to Bombardier of the contract for
the Transilien trains. This request had caused the final signing
of the contract to be suspended.
The French urban area of Orléans-Val-de-Loire
reaffirmed its confidence in Alstom by selecting the company to
provide its second tram line. Alstom has already provided the
equipment and maintenance of the first line that entered revenue
service in 2000.
Alstom is to appeal against the decision of the Lille
(France) Regional Criminal Court, delivered on 4 September, to
fine it for breach of the regulations governing the risks
associated with the inhaling of asbestos dust. The events in
question concern the former site of Alstom Power Boilers (APB) at
Lys-lez-Lannoy (Northern France) between 1998 and 2001.
Alstom has been chosen by French utility EDF to supply the
turbine island* for the world’s biggest European
Pressurised Reactor nuclear power plant at Flamanville, France.
The order is worth more than 350 million euros to Alstom.
Alstom has won a contract worth over 300 million Euros from
CyCoFos, a subsidiary of Gaz de France, to supply two turnkey
power plants in Fos-sur-Mer, near Marseilles, in Southern
The French “Angers Loire Metropolitan
Authority” announced, on 10 July, the choice of ALSTOM for
the supply of 17 CITADIS™ trams equipped with the
innovative APS power supply system which eliminates overhead
The Reims Metropolitan authority, in France, selected the
“Mobilité Agglomération Rémoise”
(MARS) consortium¹, led by ALSTOM, to build the first line
of the metropolitan authority’s tram system.
The SNCF, France’s national railway company, has just
ordered 21 new CORADIA DUPLEX™ trainsets from ALSTOM: 7 of
these are four-car trainsets and 14 others are three-car
trainsets. This order is part of a long-term investment programme
for the renewal of the regional express trains fleet, launched in
2000 and financed by the French regions.
The ALSTOM share will return to the CAC 40 on 31 July 2006.
This reintegration into the Paris Stock Exchange's index of top
companies, which ALSTOM left in April 2002 during its crisis
period, is unanimously greeted as a sign of the success of
ALSTOM's recovery plan.
In an order worth 130 million euros, the French National
Railways (SNCF) has notified ALSTOM of its decision to order 22
double-deck three-car trainsets for use in its TER regional
Montpelliers transport authority, TAM, has chosen
ALSTOM for the supply of 24 CITADIS trams worth 58 million
Gaz de France, in partnership with Japanese shipowner NYK
Line, has just confirmed to ALSTOM the order for a 153,500 m3 LNG
carrier, for delivery end-2006.
Le Mans Métropole, has chosen ALSTOMs CITADIS
trams for its new tramway. ALSTOM will supply 23 trams worth
about 55 million.
ALSTOM has won two separate orders to supply air pollution
control systems for power plants in France with a combined order
value in excess of 230 million. The orders have been
awarded by Electricité de France (EDF) and LA SNET, an
independent power producer owned by Endesa, EDF and Charbonnages
The French national railway company, SNCF
(Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer), has awarded
ALSTOM and Siemens a contract worth 836 million for the
supply of 400 diesel locomotives. ALSTOMs share of the
order is 489 million.
SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer),
Frances national railway, has awarded ALSTOM two orders
worth a total of 207 million.
SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer),
Frances national railway, has confirmed a new order worth
310 million euros for TGV Duplex trainsets.
The RATP, Pariss transport authority, and ALSTOM have
signed a contract worth 181 million for the supply of 70
CITADIS trams. This master contract comprises a confirmed order
for 21 trams and an option for 49 additional trams that may be
exercised over four future orders.
ALSTOM has reached an agreement to sell its Transmission
& Distribution activities to Areva, for an entreprise value
of 950 million, which is another key step in its continuing
The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois, the
public-transport operator of Strasbourg, France, has awarded
ALSTOM a contract worth about 100 million euros for the supply of
35 CITADIS trams.
SITRAM, the transport authority of the metropolitan area of
the French city of Mulhouse, has chosen ALSTOM to supply 20
CITADIS tramways worth about 48 million.
Grenoble's transport authority, SMTC, has placed a
90m contract with ALSTOM for the supply of 35 Citadis
tramsets. These trams are for a third line in Grenoble, south
The board of directors of SNCF, the French national railway
company, has notified ALSTOM of an order for 30 power cars that
will equip 15 existing TGV trainsets. The power cars will be
integrated into renovated TGV Réseau trainsets and run on
the new TGV Est Européen network.
RATP, Pariss mass transit authority, has awarded
ALSTOM two new orders for the supply of double-decker commuter
trains and CITADIS tramways, worth a total of 168
ALSTOM has been awarded a contract with a total value of
approximately 450 million euros. This contract is for the turnkey
supply of a 800 MW gas-fired power plant to be built at Dunkirk,
on the northernmost tip of France. The plant will be owned by Gaz
de France Group.
The Board of the French national railway company, the SNCF,
has awarded ALSTOM an order for 300electric freight locomotives,
plus 80 on option.
The Paris Transport Authority (RATP) has just notified the
consortium comprising ALSTOM, Bombardier and Technicatome of its
decision to order 161 metro trains (805 metro cars) for a total
value of 695 million euros.
The French National Railways Company (SNCF) has just
notified ALSTOM of its decision to order 100 new TER (Regional
Express Transport) railcars for a total value of 137 million
The French National Railways (SNCF)has notified ALSTOM of
its decision to order 203 new generation, EMU double-deck cars
for use as regional express trains known as TER fleets. The
contract is worth a total of 420 million euros.
The Paris Transport Authority (RATP) has just notified
ALSTOM of its decision to order 13 CITADISTM trams, destined for
existing or projected tramway lines in Ile-de-France(Paris and
The French National Railways (SNCF)has just notified ALSTOM
that it has been awarded an order for 22 TGV Duplex double-deck
high speed trainsets for a total amount of nearly 420 million
Alstom Grid will participate in CIGRE conference & exhibition 2014 at Palais des Congrès de Paris, France on August 24-29, 2014.
On 11 March, Alstom switched on the southern section of the new Line E tramway network in Grenoble.
Régiolis, the first next-generation regional train, was delivered today to Granville station in the Lower Normandy region. The first trains will start running between Paris and Granville (327 km) in summer 2014.
4th – 6th June, Alstom Grid took part in Smart Grid Paris as strategic sponsor. Delphine Batho, French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy attended the event to present the “Smart Awards” and visited the Alstom booth.
Laurent Schmitt , Vice-President SmartGrids France, announced yesterday that the association will become a member of the Global Smart Grid Federation, an international consortium which brings together the major actors of the Smart Grid industrial sector.
EMBIX, the Alstom and Bouygues Joint Venture Company, is taking part in COOPERATE, a European pilot project which aims to encourage groups of buildings and neighbourhoods which are producing more energy than they consume. The project received €3.5 million of funding as part of the European Commission Seventh research programme.
The “Industry and Innovation” train welcomed over 20,000 visitors throughout its tour of France. Departing from Paris on 19 March, the train arrived at its final destination in Valenciennes on Thursday 18 April, after 18 stops in France and one in Germany (in Düsseldorf).
As part of Industry Week, the association ‘Elles bougent’ held a forum and round table on 21 March at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. This was the opportunity for 150 secondary school students to meet the sponsors and HR representatives of a dozen companies in the automobile, rail, energy and aeronautics sectors.
The last two Casablanca Citadis tramsets left the Reichshoffen facility on Monday March 25th, 2013. The event marked the end of production for the 74 trains making up the Moroccan fleet, after mobilising 10 Alstom Transport facilities in France and abroad.
During the “Industry and Innovation train” event which criss-crosses France from 19 March to 18 April 2013, Alstom presents a smart glazing prototype for its trains. Spotlight on this innovating technology which places real-time passenger information at the heart of passenger journeys.
Alstom, along with around twenty other major players from French industry, will board the « Industry and Innovation train” which will criss-cross France from 19 March to 18 April, 2013. This initiative is part of France’s third “Industry Week” which starts on 18 March.
The city of Mureaux (Yvelines, France) is launching a centre for education, research and information on energy efficiency and electric vehicles to develop future technologies for the Smart Grid.
The Alstom site of Le Creusot has surpassed a historic record delivering 2,201 bogies between 1 January and 31 December 2012. This level of production had never been attained before: during the last four years, the annual production of the site has increased by 83%.
In 2012 Alstom Transport had a record year with the entry into service of 270 Citadis tramways built in France. These tramways were delivered to the agglomerations of Algiers, Brest, Casablanca, Dijon (Lines 1 and 2), Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier (Lines 3 and 4), Orleans (Line B), Rotterdam, Rouen, Tunis as well as the extensions to Lines T2 and T3 of the Ile de France tramway for the STIF and the RATP.
French Minister of Women’s Rights and Government spokesperson Najat Vallaud-Belkacem visited the Alstom Transport facility at Le Creusot on Thursday December 20th, 2012.
CIGRE: THE PRESTIGIOUS EVENT IN THE HIGH VOLTAGE WORLD
CIGRE, a permanent non-governmental and non-profit international association, was founded in France in 1921.
Sustainable mobility: decommissioning end-of-life railway rolling stock. In France, Alstom Transport, Hiolle Industries, LME Trith, Ramery Environnement and the Vitamine T Group have set up an industrial consortium for a project to decommission end-of-life railway rolling stock.
Entry into revenue service of the new international Frankfurt–Marseilles connection is effective since 23 March. The Alstom very high-speed train Euroduplex will make two daily round-trips on this line. This is the first direct high-speed commercial service between the South of France and Frankfurt. It will be operated by the SNCF and the DB.
Alstom has secured orders worth €340 million to rehabilitate and maintain a part of EDF’s nuclear fleet in France. Under the terms and conditions of the contracts, Alstom will supply stators for 900 MW and 1300 MW generators, rotors for 900 MW generators and lines of rotors for 900 MW steam turbines.
The Paris transit authority (RATP) has placed an additional
order with Alstom for delivery in 2012 of 25 Citadis tramsets,
which will operate on Paris’ T3 tramline. This €77
million order falls within the framework of a contract signed in
December 2003 with the RATP. Eventually, this contract could be
worth €85 million with the addition of an extra order for
spare parts and specific tools.
On January 17, 2007, RATP, Alstom and its partners
Bombardier and Areva TA put the pre-production MF 2000 trainset,
the new Paris metro, into service on the city’s line
On December 18th, the future TGV Est trainset completed a
trial run between the stations of Chateau Thierry and Meuse TGV
(a round trip of around 300km) in the presence of Dominique
Perben, the French Minister of Transport, the Presidents of
Alstom Transport, the SNCF and RFF and approximately fifty
French, British and German journalists.
The Urban Community of the French city of Lille and
Transpole (operator of the public transport network for the
greater Lille area) have selected a consortium comprising Alstom
and Safra to modernise VAL, the city’s driverless metro
car. Worth a total of 11 million euros, of which 5.2 million goes
to Alstom, the contract, signed on December 18, takes in the
modernisation of 38 metro trainsets consisting of rolling stock
designed and manufactured by Alstom at the beginning of the
On 3 April 2006, ALSTOM delivered the first CITADIS tram that will operate on Line 2 of the Montpellier network, in front of numerous local councillors and regional press journalists.
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