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7 September 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has appointed Yves Rannou as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from March 2019 at the latest.

20 February 2017 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

On 16 February, the Administrative Court in Rennes dismissed complaints filed by Nass & Wind and Alstom Wind France, requesting a cancellation of the French government’s authorisation given to Ailes Marines for modification of the Saint Brieuc project and Prefect of Côtes-d’Armor’s decision to allow for one more year to submit applications for the authorisation.

14 January 2016 Business & Finance

GE could cut up to 6,500 jobs in the next two years in Europe during the restructuring process related to the integration of Alstom’s power and grid businesses, which the U.S. conglomerate purchased in November 2015. GE announced yesterday that consultations on proposals for the integration of former Alstom units have begun. The company said it aims to solve […]

6 November 2015 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

French energy company EDF sees the recently merged GE and Alstom Energy as the perfect partner for the company’s plan to diversify its energy mix by further expanding into renewable energy sector, GE quoted Antoine Cahuzac, the CEO of EDF Énergies Nouvelles, as saying. By partnering with GE & Alstom Energy, Cahuzac believes that the recently merged company’s global footprint, […]

2 November 2015 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE) has completed the EUR 9.7 billion (USD 10.7bn) purchase of Alstom’s power and grid businesses, GE’s largest ever industrial acquisition, following the regulatory approval of the deal in over 20 countries and regions including the EU, U.S., China, India, Japan and Brazil.  GE reached an agreement with Alstom in April 2014 to […]

29 October 2015 Grid Connection

Alstom has commissioned an AC offshore substation in the wind farm EnBW Baltic 2, Germany’s second offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The wind farm hosts 80 wind turbines feeding up to 288 MW into the grid, providing power to 340,000 households. The offshore substation transmits the electrical energy from the wind turbines to […]

9 October 2015

Alstom has published a video about its Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine, its onshore and offshore installations and projects that will feature the turbine.  The first prototype of this turbine was tested at an onshore site at Carnet, near St Nazaire. In November 2013, Alstom installed the second prototype at the Belwind site 45km offshore Ostend harbor in Belgium. In April 2012, the […]

22 September 2015 Training & Education

Alstom continues spurring the job market in the Pays de la Loire Region, especially in the Saint Nazaire area. The Group is currently hiring people in the area, mostly operators, to work in the offshore wind turbine plant which was inaugurated in December 2014. Launched in the summer, the campaign will stretch until December 2015. […]

8 September 2015 Business & Finance

European Commission is set to approve GE’s acquisition of French company Alstom for the sum of €12.35bn, reports Agence France-Presse. A source close to the matter said the European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a press conference later today to make the announcement, following the weekly European Commission meeting. The EU was concerned about […]

17 August 2015 R&D, Technology

DNV GL has issued a Statement of Feasibility for Alstom’s Oceade™ tidal turbine, which is the first milestone in the process of achieving Prototype Certification of the tidal turbine Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW. Alstom has been selected to supply four Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW tidal turbines to one of the world’s first tidal stream arrays in […]

28 July 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Since the Extraordinary General meeting held on 19 December 2014 which approved the acquisition by General Electric of Alstom’s Energy businesses, both companies have been working with regulators around the world to secure competition and regulatory authorisations. Approvals have already been granted in 15 countries. The European Commission has been looking at the impact of […]

15 July 2015 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Alstom has been awarded substation automation contracts for three of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms. The systems will be fitted at the Race Bank project off the Norfolk Coast, the Walney Extension in the Irish Sea and at the Burbo Bank Extension in Liverpool Bay. All projects will feature Alstom Grid’s DS Agile, the company’s […]

3 July 2015

Merkur Offshore has signed with respectively Alstom and DEME a binding turbine supply agreement and balance of plant contract for the construction of the Merkur Offshore wind farm, including supply and installation of 66 Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines. Additionally, Alstom has signed a long term service and maintenance contract. The turbines will be […]

5 June 2015 Technology

Alstom took part in the Thetis exhibition in Nantes, north-western France. The company showcased its two principal technologies, the Haliade offshore wind turbine and the Oceade tidal turbine platform. Alstom has both tidal and offshore wind facilities in the area, so the occasion was also used to organise visits to see the Haliade offshore wind […]

12 May 2015 Business & Finance, Technology

Moventas will work with Alstom to equip the Raz Blanchard pilot tidal farm in Northern France. In December 2014, Alstom has been chosen to supply for a pilot tidal energy farm in Raz Blanchard, and now Alstom has selected Moventas to develop the tidal turbines’ gearboxes. The Alstom Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW turbine has already been tested […]

20 April 2015 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Alstom has been awarded a three-year service contract by Statkraft for the substations of the 317 MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, located off the coast of North Norfolk, England. The contract, an extension of an existing one, covers emergency support as well as preventive maintenance for one onshore and two offshore substations serving the […]

25 February 2015 Business & Finance

The European Commission (EC) will undertake an in-depth investigation to assess whether GE-Alstom merger is in line with the EU regulations. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “We are concerned that the proposed acquisition might not only lead to higher prices but also result in less choice for customers and less innovation […]

24 February 2015 Business & Finance

Ocean Energy Europe’s Board of Directors has elected Rob Stevenson as its new President. Stevenson is Vice-President of Alstom’s Ocean Energy Business, having moved in 2013 from his position as Vice-President of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures and CEO of Tidal Generation Ltd. His appointment follows the election of 6 new Directors on Ocean Energy Europe’s Board. […]

26 January 2015 Technology

The Alstom’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine installed on the Carnet site in France has secured its final certification from the certification body DNV-GL. “This is a prerequisite for commercial operation,” Alstom said in a press release. The Haliade will be produced in the Saint-Nazaire plant inaugurated on 2 December 2014, with secured orders for […]

19 January 2015 Business & Finance, Technology

Alstom is back at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), from the 19th to the 22nd of January, to present its latest technologies and long-lasting expertise in renewable energy and electricity transmission. This gathering on the future of energy aiming at addressing the world’s energy challenges is very much aligned with Alstom’s focus on renewable energies, […]

18 December 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

Alstom and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have announced a collaboration to design, develop and deploy MicroGrid Power Mix Management (MPMM) solution in the context of the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS) initiative. This collaboration will begin from January 2015. Announced in October 2014, the REIDS initiative, a first in the region will […]

3 December 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Alstom, together with GDF SUEZ, has been chosen by the French Prime Minister to supply equipment for a tidal energy pilot farm at Raz Blanchard, west of the Cotentin peninsula (Manche), following the findings of a study conducted by the ADEME. This choice was made as part of the “Programme des Investissements d’Avenir”, for which […]

3 December 2014 Grid Connection, Training & Education

In spring 2013, Alstom received an order from transmission grid operator TenneT to act as general contractor in the construction, installation and servicing of the HVDC offshore platform DolWin3. Selected TenneT employees are being systematically trained in the different disciplines so that the customer can operate its system to the highest possible standards following commissioning […]

2 December 2014 Business & Finance

Today, Alstom is inaugurating its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine.  Under construction since 2013, the two plants, located in the port of Saint-Nazaire, France, are being inaugurated today (December 2). The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, […]

25 November 2014

On 2 December, Alstom will inaugurate its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, are expected to be the first in France to obtain the label guaranteeing optimal working conditions for […]

18 November 2014 Technology

The first Alstom Grid Digital Application is now available for download for PC on Alstom Partners and for mobile devices on iTunes and Android Marketplace. The app allows users to better visualise and understand the energy landscape, explore Alstom Grid’s complete portfolio and access additional videos and brochures. Featuring real-time 3D, this tool can be […]