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The visit took in Alstom’s transformer factory, where the team is building some of the largest transformers they have ever constructed for export to India. Rated at 800kV, the transformers are almost three times as powerful as anything currently operating in the UK.
Kurt Rodgers, Alstom’s top apprentice welder, has scooped top prize at the prestigious SkillWeld competition after three intense days of competition at the NEC in Birmingham.
Alstom has scooped three accolades at the 2013 Green Apple Awards in the engineering and manufacturing category at a special ceremony in the House of Commons on 11 November.
Thirteen Trafford Council staff have raised £500 sponsorship for two deserving local causes supported by the Mayors Charity by completing the Greater Manchester Fun Run in May and the Salford 10K Run in September this year.
Northern Rail introduced the world’s first ‘Mo Trains’ on Friday 1 November at Manchester Piccadilly station. The UK’s largest rail operator is pledging its support to the men’s health charity, Movember by featuring uniquely designed moustaches on the front of 50 of its trains!
International engineering company Alstom has today (NOV 6) announced that sales in the first six months in the UK were £574m, with orders received worth £440m.
Last week, a group of Alstom Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassadors headed to Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to demonstrate simple science experiments, also known as ‘Science Busking’, to local children visiting the museum.
Alstom’s full-scale tidal device installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, has now injected over 100MWh of electricity into the grid. This is a major milestone in the development of Alstom’s tidal stream device which follows the earlier connection of the turbine to the grid and the progressive ramp up to full nominal power of 1MW over the past months.
Alstom helped more than 300 children, from 30 schools, to participate in a TeenTech event specifically designed to encourage young people into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at a special event at the University of Manchester on 23 October.
Alstom has agreed plans for a major upgrade with RWE Generation to implement its high performance MXL2 upgrade package on all nine gas turbines at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe facilities – Britain’s two biggest gas-fired combined cycle power plants.
International engineering company Alstom is making two very special donations to the community of Gorton in Manchester.
Kurt Rodgers and Steve Clewlow, both apprentice welders at Alstom based in Stafford, have made it to the final of the national SkillWeld competition, which aims to find Britain’s most talented trainee welder.
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over 12 million euros by Virgin to modernize its entire Pendolino fleet (56 trains). The contract includes the refurbishment of the interiors, bar, kitchen facilities and toilets. The work is being undertaken at two Alstom Traincare Centres, Oxley (Wolverhampton) and Longsight (Manchester) in the United Kingdom, and will be perform
Subject to the signing of a final contract, Alstom expects to supply two 1,750 MW conventional islands, based on ARABELLE™ steam turbines, together with other non-nuclear construction work.
Alstom has welcomed 17 new mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering graduates who will work amongst its UK power generation, electrical grid and rail systems activities.
Having successfully delivered the first of 22 new Citadis trams to Nottingham, Alstom has now unveiled a new look for one of the existing trams.
Alstom has signed a contract with the Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) to design and supply an 18 MW Geared Reaction steam turbine (GRT). The steam turbine will be installed in a 15.8 MW biomass power station being built by BWSC in Northern Ireland.
For the third year in a row, Alstom has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which recognises companies’ corporate and social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Alstom and DF, the companies building the Carrington gas-fired power station, have helped local dance troupe Charisma Stars with a donation of £500 towards their running costs.
Alstom and Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), the holding company that manages infrastructure and services on the Italian rail network, today celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pendolino at Milan's Central Station in Italy. On this special occasion, two Pendolino models were presented; the ETR 401, the first prototype produced in 1974 at Alstom's Savigliano factory in Italy, today a centre of excellence for high-spee
Signalling Solutions Limited (SSL), the Alstom/Balfour Beatty Rail joint venture company, has been awarded three contracts by Network Rail totalling around £140m to renew the signalling system controlling major areas of the Great Western Main Line.
39 apprentices join Alstom in Grid, Power and Transport divisions in Stafford, Preston, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, London, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Hoo
Alstom and ScottishPower Renewables have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to incorporate Alstom’s tidal power devices within the Sound of Islay project.
Alstom has today (SEPT 13) unveiled the first Citadis tram to be delivered to the UK at a special event in Nottingham.
Staff members from Alstom’s Stafford sites swapped the office for wetlands as they helped maintain a local nature reserve.
At the 2013 Network Rail Partnership Awards, Signalling Solutions Ltd the Alstom/Balfour Beatty Joint Venture company was awarded the Community Engagement Award for the Bletchley Remodelling Project.
The turbine connected to the grid has now generated over 10MWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions. Both are major milestones in the development of the tidal stream energy.
Alstom is taking to the concourse at Waterloo Station to talk to commuters about its involvement in the city's future, while also trying to find some of the 200 London-based engineers it needs to employ in the next two years.
International engineering firm Alstom, which employs around 6,500 people in the UK, has revealed first quarter UK sales of £261m, together with details of more than 600 vacancies it has across the country.
Alstom and DF have planted the seeds of success by donating £500 towards Partington Parish Council’s entry into the RHS Tatton Flower Show. The cheque was presented to Parish Council Chairman, James Clare.
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