100 Years of Innovation
Since the founding of its U.S. presence as Combustion Engineering in 1912, Alstom has evolved into a leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies for power generation, transmission and rail transportation.
Whether it’s helping move 10 million daily commuters in New York City or installing one of the nation’s first offshores wind farms, Alstom is committed to taking on the challenges of today while developing the technologies that will benefit us in years to come.
- Over 100 years of presence in the U.S.
- About 6,500 permanent employees
- Alstom equipment can be found in 1 of every 2 U.S. power plants
- 7,000 of the country’s subway and rail transit vehicles rolled off an Alstom production line
- Alstom technology and equipment manages 40% of all power flowing across the country’s electrical Grids
Alstom has a long and rich history in the U.S., with more than 100 years of providing vital equipment and services for power generation and rail transportation markets. In fact, we’ve been involved in some of the country’s most significant clean energy and infrastructure projects. Alstom equipment can be found in one of every two U.S. power plants, 40 percent of all power grids and the nation’s busiest rail transportation systems.
Revamping America’s aging infrastructure is a significant challenge. Budget restraints and economic uncertainty are forcing transit agencies, utilities and power plant operators to call on existing equipment to work harder for longer. Alstom has partnered with customers coast-to-coast to provide economical modernization and maintenance services to improve the operation and extend the life of existing assets through rail car overhauls, power plant retrofit projects and grid system upgrades to enhance resiliency.
We are also developing new technologies. Our smart grid solutions are helping utility operators incorporate new energy sources and meet increasing demands for affordable electricity. Alstom’s Demand Response Management System (DRMS) smart grid software is being implemented for Con Edison to help efficiently manage energy supply and demand for 9 million New Yorkers. Alstom is at the forefront of renewable energy production. Five of Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbines will equip one of the nation’s first offshore wind farms, Deepwater Wind’s 30MW Block Island Wind Farm located off the coast of Rhode Island. We are leaders in the research and development of advanced clean coal power generation. Alstom is partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to advance our chemical looping demonstration, a technology with the potential of reducing emissions of CO2 and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants.
As America’s cities continue to grow, so too does the strain on transportation systems. That’s why Alstom is working closely with transit customers to develop and implement modern transportation options, such as our innovative Citadis Spirit Light-Rail vehicle, which we are providing for the city of Ottawa. The Spirit is made in America and can be customized to embody each city’s unique character.
With 93,000 Alstom employees across 100 countries, the spirit of global collaboration underlies all of the projects that we engage in. In the U.S., we are 7,000 strong and the knowledge and expertise of our employees is our most important resource. Through our combined passion, our relationships with colleges and universities and our partnerships with government and industry organizations, we are contributing to a more sustainable future.
Alstom is committed to the U.S. market, and we will continue partnering with customers, policymakers and our world-class employees to develop the technology, tools, and knowhow that will move America forward.
Alstom US Country President - July 2014