alstom sa-unspon adr (ALSMY) Key Developments
Alstom SA Signs Contract to Supply Turbines to Vartinoja's Wind Farm in Finland
Sep 25 14
Alstom SA signed a new contract with Vartinoja Ky to supply turbines for a wind farm located in Siikajoki, northern Finland. The turnkey contract is worth EUR 35 million and covers the engineering, manufacture, delivery and commissioning of 9 ECO 122 wind turbines of the 2.7 MW capacity model, ideal for medium and low wind sites. Together they will generate a maximum capacity of 24 MW. The contract also includes 12 years of operation and maintenance services. The wind turbines for Vartinoja farm will be equipped with Cold Climate Version to suit the Finnish winter conditions. The hub height is 119 meters. The construction has been developed by the Finnish company Keski-Suomen Betonirakenne Oy with Alstom's support for its integration. The civil works at Vartinoja have started in Spring 2014, and the engineering of the wind turbines, which will be built in Alstom's manufacturing facilities in Spain, during spring 2015. The wind farm is scheduled to be in operation in autumn 2015. The operation and maintenance services for Vartinoja will be carried out by Alstom's Finnish unit, which is already operating and maintaining the Muukko 21 MW wind farm with 7 ECO110 wind turbines, supplied by Alstom and in operation since summer 2013.
Alstom SA Introduces HealthHub Predictive Maintenance Tool
Sep 25 14
Alstom SA introduced HealthHub, a new predictive maintenance tool to monitor the health of trains, infrastructure and signaling assets using data analytics to predict their remaining useful life. HealthHub is an innovative approach designed to shift from traditional mileage-based maintenance to condition-based predictive maintenance, thus reducing the lifecycle cost for the operator. HealthHub is supported by various high technology data capture solutions such as TrainScanner, an automated diagnostics portal capable of measuring the condition of three key consumables of a train as it moves through the portal: wheels, brake pads and pantograph carbon strips. It allows up to 15% of material costs to be saved by replacing them only on an as-needed basis. For infrastructures, TrackTracer will allow similar monitoring of the track and catenaries. This first real predictive maintenance application, HealthHub with TrainScanner, is undergoing a series of tests and will be in service at the end of 2014. This first version of HealthHub will be upgraded in the near future with new data analysis tools.
Alstom SA Launches New Product of Citadis Tramway Range
Sep 25 14
Alstom SA launched Citadis X05, a new product of its Citadis tramway range. Alstom's Citadis tramway was upgraded to deliver extra configurations, capacity, flexibility, speed and an enhanced passenger experience. Citadis X05 integrates new technologies such as permanent magnet motors which reduce energy consumption, and easier sub-system integration and maintenance which decrease lifecycle costs. Citadis X05 will be faster, able to run at around 80 km/h, allowing operators to increase distances between stops on the outskirts of cities. Two catenary-free solutions will be offered: besides the proven APS technology, Alstom now offers full on-board autonomy systems. Citadis X05 will provide more flexible customer options than ever before, notably thanks to the broad choice of lengths (24 to 44m) and new design options. Cities can still design their own livery and nose and can now also choose from different external and internal LED lighting systems. A configurator application available on ipads, has been developed to allow Alstom commercial teams to show customers the different options they could choose. Passenger experience has been at the heart of the product development phase. Alstom now offers double doors all along the vehicle, a wider central aisle for greater accessibility and an increased number of seats while still maintaining capacity. The surface area of the tram covered by glass has been increased by 12% thanks to the 'balcony concept' in suspended modules allowing the passenger to enjoy its travel across the city. Citadis X05 is still environmentally friendly and REACH compliant. All paints are water-based and it uses 10 times less energy than a car. Moreover, the new motors will allow the electrical brakings to be more powerful.
Alstom SA Introduces Atlas 400 and 500 ERTMS
Sep 25 14
Alstom SA introduced Atlas 400 and 500 ERTMS for traffic density from six to 600 trains per day. The solutions are applicable for a resignalling upgrade or a new-build project. The scalability or configurable deployment in accordance with customer needs is achieved with modular software applicable to the same onboard and trackside computer equipment. Both Atlas 400 and 500 are based on Alstom's proven Atlas 200 system and take into account customer feedback. Atlas 400 has been specifically designed for low density lines. With Atlas 400, train detection is performed by the trains themselves, which reduces the need for trackside equipment, providing investment savings from 12% to 16% and up to 30% on maintenance cost. It is designed to be operated with satellite positioning and various radio bearers. Atlas 500 has been designed for high density lines and increases headway performance by up to 25% for customers. Trains can follow each other very closely thanks to the accurate braking curve. It also reduces the time for station stops. Atlas 500 combines ATO and moving block functionalities without adding extra equipment - and so does not increase the cost of ownership. Furthermore, Atlas 500 uses GPRS which allows communication with more trains in dense traffic areas.
Alstom Transport Mulls Acquisitions
Sep 23 14
Alstom Transport is seeking acquisitions. referring to acquisition by Alstom SA (ENXTPA:ALO) of rail signaling unit, the head of Alstom Transport said we will continue to seek acquisitions in this field. "We intend to continue to participate in this consolidation ... and we're also interested in the rest of the transport sector's consolidation."