Alstom in Kazakhstan

A major contributor to the rail industry in the region
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A major contributor to the rail industry in the region

Alstom is present in Kazakhstan with more than 1000 people and seven sites which includes two plants. The first is EKZ in Astana for locomotives manufacturing and maintenance and the second is a Joint Venture KazElectroPrivod in Almaty for the production of point machines. Alstom is the only manufacturer of electric locomotives and point machines in the Central Asian and Caucasian region and a major contributor to the revitalisation of its rail industry and the development of its economy.

Kazakhstan is an important hub linking Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Russia through the new Silk Way. With around 21,000 km of track, the Kazakh railway network is the world’s third biggest network using the 1,520 mm track gauge and represents a substantial market for maintenance activities.

EKZ JV in Kazakhstan

The impact of Alstom in Kazakhstan

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  • 1000+
  • 2
    manufacturing plants, 3 depots, 1 repair centre and 1 office

Alstom’s sites in Kazakhstan

EKZ in Astana 

Electrovoz Kurastyru Zauyty (EKZ) or Electric locomotives assembly plant manufactures freight and passenger electric locomotives.

EKZ is located in Astana with an industrial zone of 35,000 m2, and is the only electric locomotives producer in the Central Asian region. EKZ is aimed at manufacturing Prima electric locomotives, such as freight KZ8A and passenger KZ4AT for Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), and has already exported 40 units of freight AZ8A to Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) with the capacity of 100 locomotive sections per year. 

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EKZ in Nur-Sultan
KEP JV in Kazakhstan

KEP JV in Almaty

KEP was formed in 2012 and was awarded a €90 million contract for the supply of 10,000 point machines to KTZ. Today KEP is owned 50/50 by Alstom and SOP Trade. With a total surface of 2,870m2, KEP employs more than 50 people and is working on supplying the point machines P80 to KTZ.

Alstom’s P80 is a wayside electromechanical point machine designed to operate with no need of periodic maintenance while providing the highest level of safety. P80 point machines have been in commercial operation in Kazakhstan since 2013 and have proven to be reliable and suitable for country’s rail lines.

Repair centre in Astana

The corrective and overhaul preventive works, including spare parts and repairing of traction and brake systems, for the Prima T8 “KZ8A” and Prima M4 “KZ4AT” locomotives will be performed there for a period of 25 years. With a total surface of 2,660m2 more than 35 highly qualified employees work in Repair Centre since July 2017.

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  • 10,000
    point machines P80 for Kazakhstan
  • 250
    KZ8A freight locomotives for Kazakhstan
  • 119
    KZ4AT passenger locomotives for Kazakhstan
  • 40
    AZ8A freight locomotives exported to Azerbaijan
  • Freight locomotives Prima T8

    • Production of 250 “KZ8A” locomotives for KTZ (Kazakhstan National Railways)
    • Production of 40 “AZ8A” locomotives for ADY (Azerbaijan Railways)

  • Prima M4 “KZ4AT” locomotives for KTZ

    Prima M4 “KZ4AT” locomotives for KTZ

    Alstom was awarded a contract by Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) for the delivery of 119 passenger locomotives to operate at speeds up to 200 km/h and in temperatures ranging from -50°C to +50°C. The cutting-edge traction system of KZ4AT is based on Alstom’s technology and components. This locomotive requires minimum maintenance, providing low lifecycle cost and high levels of reliability thanks to its modular design.

  • Signalling: Point machines P80

    • Production of 10,000 point machines P80 for KTZ (Kazakhstan National Railways)

  • Customised services: Maintenance

    • Full maintenance of 250 “KZ8A” & 119 “KZ4AT” locomotives over 25 years each
    • Full maintenance of 27 “KZ4Ac” non-Alstom locomotives over 25 years each
    • Overhaul and corrective maintenance of the traction and brake systems

  • Components: On-board transformers

    • Capacity: 100 on-board transformers per year
    • 100 employees to hire at full capacity

Corporate Social Responsibility in Kazakhstan

The Alstom Foundation supports two projects in Kazakhstan.

The Foundation and Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) have come together to help improve career opportunities for students in the Agrotechnical College in Atbasar in the frames of the “Building future technicians” project.

Alstom Foundation supports Agrotechnical College in Atbasar, Kazakhstan

In the “Mentorship Programme”, the Alstom Foundation together with Dara Foundation aim at helping orphans and children deprived of parental care to discover their life potential and develop their independent living skills through communication with adult volunteers - mentors.

Working at Alstom in Kazakhstan

Joining Alstom will allow you to develop your career within a diverse and international working environment. You’ll become a part of a highly qualified team and work on some of the most important projects within the railways industry in the country.

The possibilities of development offered by Alstom, both in Kazakhstan and internationally, will give you the opportunity to take charge of your professional career and contribute directly to the development of sustainable mobility around the world. Our strategic plan is driven by one Alstom team sharing the same values: Agile, Inclusive and Responsible.

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