Alstom is one of the world’s leading providers of electricity generation and distribution as well as railway infrastructure services. In 2013, the French Alstom Group’s reported capital stock totaled approximately EUR 8 billion. The enterprise employed about 93,000 workers during the reporting period.
The Alstom Power Division was established in 2000 as a result of the acquisition of a joint venture with ABB. In 2011, the Division was separated into the two autonomous Thermal Power and Renewable Power entities to place a greater focus on the growing importance of renewable energies. The focus of both segments is on the production of electricity. In 2012 they produced a total of EUR 11 billion in revenues. Alstom Thermal Power components have been installed in about one forth of all power plants worldwide; while Alstom Renewable Power delivers to about 25 percent of the global water power market. Turbines made by Alstom are used to produce electrical power by 30 percent of all nuclear power plants.