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Encyclopedia > Alstom
Alstom
Type Public (Euronext: ALO)
Founded 1928 (Alsthom)
Headquarters Levallois-Perret, France
Key people Patrick Kron, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Industry Manufacturing
Products Equipment and services for power generation and rail transport
Revenue € 14.208 billion (March 2007)
Employees 65,000
Website www.alstom.com

Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e.g. the TGV and Eurostar as well as Citadis trams) and the world's largest ships (e.g. Normandie and the Queen Mary 2). According to the company website, in the years 2006/07 Alstom, had annual sales of over €14 billion, and employed more than 69,000 people in over 70 countries. Its headquarters are located in Levallois-Perret, near Paris. Image File history File links Alstom_logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... For the tax agency in the United Kingdom of the same name, see HM Revenue and Customs. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... Corporate redirects here. ... Electricity generation is the first process in the delivery of electricity to consumers. ... It has been suggested that safeworking be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Local trains be merged into this article or section. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... A Citadis 202 tram in Melbourne, Australia The Citadis is a low-floor tram built by Alstom in La Rochelle, France, and Barcelona, Spain. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Italian Full rigged ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large watercraft capable of offshore navigation. ... The Normandie was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire France for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. ... I name the ship Queen Mary 2 --Queen Elizabeth II The Queen Mary 2 is a Cunard Line passenger ship named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck. ... Levallois-Perret is a town and commune in France, in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


The current CEO is Patrick Kron, who succeeded Pierre Bilger. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...

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Financial information

Alstom has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since June 22, 1998. The Group has not been listed on the London Stock Exchange since November 17, 2003, nor on the New York Stock Exchange since August 2004. When the markets closed on December 31, 2005, its market capitalization was € 6.7 billion. Market capitalization as of March 9, 2007 was € 13.6 billion. is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Market capitalization, or market cap, is a measurement of corporate or economic size equal to the stock price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


History

The name of the company derives from the French region of Alsace and the surname of the engineer Elihu Thomson. (New région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Elihu Thomson (March 29, 1853 - March 13, 1937) was an engineer who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, Britain and France. ...


Alsthom

It was formed in 1928 from three companies: Société Alsacienne de Construction Mécanique, Compagnie Générale d'Electricité (CGE) and Thomson Houston. Alcatel-Lucent is a Franco-American company that provides hardware, software, and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises all over the globe. ... The Thomson-Houston Electric Company was formed in 1883 from the merger of the Elihu Thomsons American Electric Company and the interests of Edwin Houston. ...

The old GEC Alsthom Logo.

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GEC Alsthom

It was formed in 1988 from the heavy engineering interests of Britain's GEC and Compagnie Générale d'Electricité's Alsthom division as GEC Alsthom. In 1991 GEC adopted the name Alcatel Alsthom and in 1998 this became simply Alcatel. In 1989 the company acquired the railway interests of Metro Cammell, and maintained train production at its Birmingham plant until 2005. Today Alstom's heavy rail interests in the UK are limited to various maintenance facilities up and down the railway network. The General Electric Company plc or GEC was a major UK company involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications and engineering. ... Alcatel SA is a global company, headquartered in France that provides hardware, software and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises. ... The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon (MCCW) was a Birmingham, England based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons. ...


Alstom

In December 1997, GEC Alsthom had its initial public offering as Alstom. GEC and Alcatel maintained 24% shares in the new company. Shares were initially at a price roughly equivalent to 32 euros.


In 1998, Alstom acquired railway signaling companies in Italy (Sasib Railways) and the United States (General Railway Signal) from their Italian parent company Sasib. General Railway Signal (GRS) is a supplier of railway signaling equipment, systems and services in Rochester, NY. Now a part of ALSTOM Transport and no longer an independent company, the Rochester site traces its history all the way back to founding in 1904. ...


Between January and February 2001 Marconi plc (the renamed GEC) sold 76.4% of its 24% share. The remaining 5.67% share was sold in June. In 2001, Alcatel also sold its 24% stake. The share price fell steeply following the September 11, 2001 attacks when a number of cruise liner orders failed. The Marconi Corporation plc is a radio, telecommunication, and internet equipment manufacturing company, formerly known as The General Electric Company and Marconi plc Marconi Corporation should not be confused with the Marconi Company founded by Guglielmo Marconi. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


At the same time, a number of problems became apparent in the new generation of gas turbines, G24 and G26, Alstom installed around the turn of the century. The financial liability for repairing these problems caused Alstom became financially insolvent. On March 12, 2003, shares dipped 50 per cent in one day, and finished at 1.36 euros. At this point it was announced that the most profitable division of the company would be sold off: its power transmission interests. In January 2004 these were transferred to Areva. March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Power line redirects here. ... AREVA (Euronext: CEI) is a France-based multinational industrial conglomerate that deals in energy, especially in nuclear power. ...


In 2003, Alstom purchased Telecite, a passenger information company in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. This article needs cleanup. ...


In January 2006, the sale of Alstom shipyards to Aker Yards ASA (a part of the Norwegian Aker group) was announced. The transaction was completed on May 5, 2006. A new company consisting of Alstom's shipyards in Saint-Nazaire and Lorient was established under the name of Aker Yards SA. Aker Yards owns 75% of Aker Yards SA, and ALSTOM the remaining 25% until 2010. see talk page In Egyptian mythology, Aker (also spelt Akar) was one of the earliest gods worshipped, and was the deification of the horizon. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In March 2006, the Power Conversion Business, formerly Alstom Power Conversion (APC), was bought by Barclays Private Equity France (BPEF). The Power Conversion Business, which deals in projects and hardware to convert electrical power to mechanical movement, now trades as Converteam. Barclays Bank is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ... Converteam is the power conversion company that formerly traded as Alstom Power Conversion. ...


The U.S. headquarters for Alstom Power is located on Day Hill Road in Windsor, Connecticut at the former location of Combustion Engineering. The Country President is Tim Curran. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Motto: First in Connecticut, First for its Citizens Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford Region Capitol Region Settled 1633 Named 1637 Government  - Type Council-manager[1]  - Town manager Peter Souza  - Town council Donald S. Trinks, Mayor; Timothy Curtis, Deputy Mayor; Robert B. Gegetskas II... Combustion Engineering was a leading firm in the development of power systems in the United States in the late 20th century. ...


Products

Alstom's products include:


Passenger Rail Vehicles

Amtrak California is a brand name used by Caltrans Division of Rail on all state supported and Amtrak operated rail routes within the State of California. ... Class 175, no. ... Class 180, no. ... A Citadis 202 tram in Melbourne, Australia The Citadis is a low-floor tram built by Alstom in La Rochelle, France, and Barcelona, Spain. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois. ... Inside an Alstom Metropolis Car on the North East Line. ... Indian Railways (Hindi: भारतीय रेल), abbreviated as IR, is a Department of Government of India, under Ministry of Railways and is tasked with operating the rail network in India. ... Israel Railways Logo Israel Railways (Hebrew: רכבת ישראל Rakévet Yisraél) is Israels government-owned national railway company and is responsible for all inter-city and suburban railway passenger and freight traffic in the country. ... The Korea Railroad Corportation, now known as Korail, is the national railroad operator in South Korea. ... Korail Electric Locomotive 8000 is South Korean electric locomotive operated by Korail. ... The Korea Railroad Corportation, now known as Korail, is the national railroad operator in South Korea. ... Korea Train Express (KTX) is South Koreas high speed train system. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... The 1995 Stock used on London Undergrounds Northern Line is currently the newest fleet of trains on the network. ... A 1996 tube stock train at Willesden Green tube station 1996 Stock interior 1996 tube stock units stabled at Stratford Market Depot The fleet of 1996 Stock running on the London Undergrounds Jubilee Line is currently the second-most modern on the network (confusingly, the 1995 Stock on the... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The PL42AC is a 4-axle diesel locomotive built by Alstom for New Jersey Transit using an EMD 16-710G3C-T1 prime mover. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... This, so far, is the newest and possibly the largest car order in the New York City Subway history. ... Pendolino (from Italian Pendolo [pndolo] Pendulum and -ino, a diminutive suffix) is an Italian family of tilting trains used in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, the Czech Republic, United Kingdom,Switzerland and China. ... The Prima family of diesel and electric locomotives are built by Alstom, with construction dating from the late-1990s and continuing to the present day. ... Great Western Railway No. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... French designed Eurostar and Thalys TGVs side-by-side in the Paris-Gare du Nord. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... The XTrapolis train (also written as XTRAPOLIS) is an electric passenger train, designed by the transport technology company Alstom. ... X60 is the name of Greater Stockholm Transports (SL) new commuter trains which as of 2006 are gradually replacing the older commuter trainsets. ...

Railway Signalling Equipment

Centralized traffic control (CTC) is a signalling system used by railroads. ... Interlocking in railway terminology (US) is a term used to describe an at-grade crossing or other junction of two or more railroads, or any railroad switching complex in which the switches and the signals controlling train movement over those switches is interlocked so that it is impossible to give... A signal is a mechanical or electrical device that indicates to train drivers or engineers information about the state of the line ahead, and therefore whether he or she must stop or may proceed, or instructions on what speed the train may go. ... A railroad switch is a mechanical installation enabling trains to be guided from one set of rail tracks (or tramway tracks) to another. ... It has been suggested that Rail circuits be merged into this article or section. ...

Shipbuilding — Alstom Marine (Chantiers de l'Atlantique)

The Batillus oil tanker at the end of its construction in Saint-Nazaire, being refueled by the Port-Vendres Chantiers de lAtlantique is one of the worlds largest shipyards, based in Saint-Nazaire, France. ... I name the ship Queen Mary 2 --Queen Elizabeth II The Queen Mary 2 is a Cunard Line passenger ship named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck. ...

Power business

  • Boiler
  • Environmental Control Systems (Air pollution control systems, filters etc) for the power industry and various other industries
  • Gas turbines
  • Generators
  • Steam turbines
  • Steam turbine retrofits
  • Turnkey power plants

Power conversion business

Adjustable speed drive (ASD) is one of the most general terms applied to equipment used to control the speed of machinery. ... PLC & input/output arrangements A Programmable Logic Controller, PLC, or Programmable Controller is a digital computer used for automation of industrial processes, such as control of machinery on factory assembly lines. ...

Rail clients

Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Amtrak California is a brand name used by Caltrans Division of Rail on all state supported and Amtrak operated rail routes within the State of California. ... Connex Melbourne is wholly owned by French company, Veolia Environnement. ... Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses (abbreviation: CP; English: Portuguese Railways) is the state railway company in Portugal. ... It has been suggested that VEBA be merged into this article or section. ... Indian Railways (Hindi: भारतीय रेल), abbreviated as IR, is a Department of Government of India, under Ministry of Railways and is tasked with operating the rail network in India. ... The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (九廣鐵路公司), frequently abbreviated to KCRC or just KCR, is wholly owned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and based in Hong Kong. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... MARTA rail car at North Avenue station The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, more commonly called MARTA, is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and the ninth largest in the United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... Métro trains entering Église dAuteuil station The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) is the major transit authority responsible for public transportation in Paris and its environs. ... An SBS Transit Dennis Trident in Singapore. ... Despite being one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of some 20 million, São Paulo has a quite small metro system, when compared to its European or North American counterparts. ... For the abbreviation SEPTA, see SEPTA. A septum, in general, is a wall separating two cavities or two spaces containing a less dense material. ... SMRT Corporation SGX: S53 is a public transport operator incorporated on 6 March 2000 as a result of an industry overhaul to form multi-modal transport operators. ... Statens Järnvägar, or the Swedish State Railways, was a former enterprise agency of the Swedish government. ... Storstockholms Lokaltrafik AB, commonly referred to as SL, is the organisation running all of the land based public transport systems in Stockholm. ... One of the entrances to the Square-Victoria metro station looks like a Paris Métro station. ... The Taipei Rapid Transit System (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: TáibÄ›i Dàzhòng Jiéyùn XìtÇ’ng, also known as the MRT, Metro Taipei, or by locals simply as the Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: TáibÄ›i Jiéyùn) is a series of underground and elevated metro... Vattenfall AB, literally Waterfall, is a Swedish energy company and one of the leading energy producers in Northern Europe. ... VIA Rails trains travelling by Highway 401 near Brockville, Ontario. ... The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is a non-federal tri-jurisdictional agency authorized by Congress, and funded by the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland that operates transit service in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. ...

Power clients

  • Various electric suppliers, transmission and distribution companies around the world

See also

This is a list of companies from France. ... This is a list of the worlds locomotive builders by country, and is still a work in progress. ... General Railway Signal (GRS) is a supplier of railway signaling equipment, systems and services in Rochester, NY. Now a part of ALSTOM Transport and no longer an independent company, the Rochester site traces its history all the way back to founding in 1904. ...

External links

  • Company website
  • Alstom Power Sector
  • Alstom Power Service Sector
  • Alstom Transport Sector

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