Alstom serves the power generation market through its Power Sectors, and the rail transport market through its Transport Sector. Its Power Systems Sector designs, manufactures and supplies products and systems in the power generation industry for coal, gas, oil and biomass power plants. Its Power Service Sector provides a complete range of services, support and equipment to the thermal power generation industry on a global scale. Under its Transport Sector Alstom designs, develops, manufactures, commissions and maintains trains, and develops and implements system solutions for rail control. Alstom is also involved in innovative technologies for the protection of the environment (reduction of CO2 emissions, elimination of pollutant emissions). Alstom is providing the conventional island for the future EPR nuclear power plant in France. The company is also developing CO2 capture processes and has integrated this technology in pilot plants in Germany and United States. Alstom is headquartered in Paris, France and operates in 70 countries.
CEO: Patrick Kron; Revenues: 12.13 Billion (2010-2011); Employees: 85,225 (2011).
Climate Change Targets
Alstom is targeting a 20 percent reduction in energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions from its 2008 level of operations by 2015.
Climate and Energy Strategies
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Alstom is a multinational company that serves the power generation and transport market
Alstom is a leading producer of integrated power plant systems and innovative transportation solutions. Headquartered in Paris, France, Alstom had revenues of $22.6 billion in 2008, and employs more than 80,000 people in 70 countries. Alstom is the top global manufacturer of high speed rail systems, including the new AGV high speed train that consumes 15 percent less energy than comparable trains. In its own operations, Alstom has committed to a 20 percent reduction by 2015 in overall energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions. Alstom is also a pioneer in the development of technologies that capture and store CO2 emissions from power plants.