“Transportation of people and goods account to over 25% of total energy (fuel) consumption in the world and thereby the associated CO2 emissions. Recognizing this early on, Alstom has been focussing on bringing about sustainable solutions in the mobility industry. Reinforcing the stress caused by human activities, the COVID-19 pandemic situation has clearly shown us how the environment is bouncing back in the absence of human intervention. These positive changes are aligned to the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, ‘it is time for nature’.
As a global leader in sustainable mobility, we are the first manufacturer to set a target on energy-efficiency of our solutions and are committed to supporting carbon neutrality in this sector and we have adopted a ‘Climate and Energy Transition Strategy’ towards achieving this. Since the carbon emissions from diesel trains are estimated to be twice that of electric ones, we have been developing and promoting efficient alternatives, such as electrification, hybrid traction, and hydrogen trains.
In India, the induction of Prima WAG-12 E-locos into the Indian Railways marks the beginning of a transformative journey towards sustainable mobility. We are greatly excited to partner with the Indian Railways towards realizing its goal of Green Railways.
Globally, Alstom is a founder member of the Transport Decarbonization Alliance, a coalition of companies, cities, and countries aiming to catalyze the accelerated decarbonization of the transport sector. We are also a member of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT) and an active participant in the United Nations Climate Summits (COPs). In addition to this, Alstom is a key contributor to various international initiatives that aim to fight climate change and reach the target set by the Paris Agreement to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C.”
– Alain Spohr
Managing Director, India & South Asia
Alstom develops and markets integrated systems that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom offers a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, trams, and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signaling, and digital mobility solutions. Alstom recorded sales of €8.2 billion and booked orders of €9.9 billion in the 2019/20 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 38,900 people.
Alstom employs ~5500 people in India and has 4 manufacturing facilities, located in SriCity, Coimbatore, Madhepura, and Kolkata. The company has also set up its second-largest Global Engineering Centre in Bengaluru. Currently, it is executing metro projects in several Indian cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, and Lucknow, where it is supplying rolling stock manufactured out of its state-of-the-art facility in Sri City. In the mainline space, the company is executing Signalling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km section on World Bank funded Eastern phase of the Dedicated Freight Corridor. Alstom, in a JV with Indian Railways, is manufacturing the Nation’s most powerful electric locomotives of 12000 HP, at Madhepura, Bihar. The company will be supplying 800 units of these locomotives from this factory over the next 8 years and will also provide maintenance support through its depots in Saharanpur and Nagpur. Alstom’s factory in Sricity builds rolling stock for Urban Metros, both for domestic as well as international (Sydney Metro) projects.
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