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Alstom produces the first body-shell of PRASA commuter trains for South Africa


Alstom’s Lapa manufacturing plant in Brazil has timely manufactured the first complete body-shell of the twenty X’Trapolis Mega commuter trains currently under production in the site as part of its 600-trains contract with Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

Record high orders and improving profitability in Alstom’s first half of 2014/15, Key milestones achieved in the project with General Electric


In the context of the project between Alstom and General Electric, and in compliance with IFRS 5, Thermal Power, Renewable Power and Grid activities, as well as some corporate costs, have been classified as Discontinued Operations; they are therefore not included in orders, sales, income from operations and are reported under the “net income – discontinued operations” line.

Alstom’s Control and Instrumentation System for Medupi power plant ready for synchronization


Alstom’s work on Eskom’s Medupi power station in South Africa took a major step forward for Eskom’s target date for synchronisation in December 2014 with the successful completion of a Site Integration Test (SIT).

Gibela, here we go!


Gibela, the South African rail transport company in which Alstom has a 61% holding, was officially presented in Johannesburg in South Africa on 30 July in the presence of the South African Deputy Minister of Transport and representatives of local institutions, partners, suppliers and the media.

PRASA and Gibela unveil the finalised design of their new commuter train


The final design of the new X’Ttrapolis MEGA commuter train to be delivered by Gibela to PRASA was unveiled during Africa Rail, in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters and PRASA Group CEO, Mr Lucky Montana. Among the features of the train which were finalized were its interior and exterior outlines.

Alstom at Africa Rail 2014


Alstom Transport will participate in the upcoming Africa’s Transport & Infrastructure conference and exhibition, taking place on 1-2 July 2014, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg South Africa.

Alstom 2013/14 annual results


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 largest project in Alstom’s history, for suburban trains in South Africa, comes into force


Alstom is pleased to announce that PRASA and Gibela , have concluded the financial close of the contract signed on the 14 October 2013 for the supply of 600 X’Ttrapolis Mega commuter trains (3,600 cars) over a period of 10 years. The contract includes the construction of a local manufacturing facility in Dunnottar, 50 km east of Johannesburg. In addition, Gibela will provide technical support and supply of spare parts over an 18-year period. The overall value of this contract is worth € 4bn.

PRASA and Gibela (led by Alstom) sign historic agreement for the supply of modern commuter trains in SA


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.

Alstom to retrofit the low pressure steam turbines in Eskom’s Kriel coal-fired power station in South Africa


South Africa’s largest public utility company, Eskom, has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit the low pressure steam turbines in its Kriel coal-fired power station. The contract is valued at approximately €110 million.