Alstom Grid has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain-from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.
In the UK, Alstom Grid employs over 1400 people in Stafford and specialises in turnkey projects for power transmission and power electronics based utility applications with extensive expertise with renewable energy as well as integrated SmartGrid systems. The UK business is the global competence centre for HVDC Converter transformers, and specialises in the design, manufacture and erection of large, complex and non-standard power transformers up to 800 kV and 2750 MVA. This offering is supported by an experienced service business offering maintenance, repair, retrofit, refurbishment and emergency support.
Alstom Grid is part of Alstom, a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Alstom sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. It also builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including thermal (coal, nuclear, gas…) and renewable ones (hydro, wind, solar…). The Group employs 92,500 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of over € 20.9 billion in 2010/11.