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Alstom inaugurates new turbine shaft welding shop in Elblag


2012-06-04



Alstom, the global power generation company, on 31 May announced that it has launched a new turbine shaft welding shop at its steam turbine factory in Elblag (Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodship). The cost of the project – the biggest investment by Alstom Power in Poland this year – is around PLN 30m (€6.8m).

According to the group, the new welding shop will bring rotor production standards in Elblag in line with the best technology available in Alstom manufacturing locations worldwide, increasing productivity by 15% and reducing energy consumption by 20%.

The Elblag factory, which was established in 1948, makes complete steam turbines and modules as well as subassemblies, components and spare parts for steam, gas and nuclear power plants. It also performs machining operations and assembles turbines and turbosets of weights of up to 120 tonnes.

Alstom has 92,000 employees in nearly 100 countries worldwide. In Poland it employs over 3,000 people in the manufacture of power generation, transmission and transport systems and equipment.



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