It is a global leader in power generation and rail infrastructure. The company manufactures equipments and services used for power generation, rail and maritime transport and automation technology. Aside from power generation services, it is also known for its trains, such as TGV, Thalys and Eurostar. Formerly known as GEC Alsthom Group NV SA, the company was formed in 1928 from three companies: Alsacienne Société, Compagnie Générale d'Electricité (CGE) and Thomson Houston. Its corporate headquarters is located in Levallois-Perret, France.Some of its power generating products and services include boilers, alternators, control systems, gas turbines, hydrogenerators, hydroturbines, steam turbines and turbogenerators. In the field of rail transport, the company supplies rolling stocks, transport infrastructures, signaling and maintenance equipments. Some of its clients are E.On, Vattenfall, VIA Rail, Mass Transit Railway (MTR), SJ AB (Swedish Railways), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New Jersey Transit, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and London Underground.It works with all energy forms like hydraulic, fuel-oil, gas, coal, lignite and nuclear. The company has production facilities in more than 70 countries outside France. Its production facilities include operations across the America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Among its contracts are the construction of a lignite power plant at Neurath, Germany and the expansion of the power generating capacity of both the Oskarshamm nuclear power station in Sweden and Dubai. The company is a member of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Industrial Liaison Program (MIT ILP).
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