Alstom Hydro acquires SITCA in Canada

    MONTREAL, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Alstom Hydro(*) in Canada announced today
that it has acquired the company SITCA, a Canadian service provider for
hydroelectric and cogeneration power plants.
    Established in Grandby, Quebec, for over 10 years, SITCA is specialised
in activities related to services such as maintenance, technical assistance,
repair and service of power plants.
    Following this acquisition, SITCA teams will be fully part of the Alstom
Hydro Canada organisation, in order to increase its offering in services and
meet customer needs.
    Claude Lambert, President of Alstom Hydro Canada Inc., said: "We are very
pleased to have this team of 25 professionals join our group. With the growth
of demand in services from our clients operating hydroelectric power plants,
this acquisition will allow us to offer wider and better services to our
customers. "

    About Alstom

    Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation and rail
infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally
friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest
capacity automated metro in the world, and provides turnkey integrated power
plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources,
including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind. The Group employs more than
76,000 people in 70 countries, and had orders of (euro)23.5 billion in
    (*)Alstom Hydro, a joint venture between Alstom and Bouygues, is the world
leader in the supply of hydropower equipment and services with over 400 GW of
turbines and generators installed worldwide, representing more than 25% of
total global hydropower installed capacity. Alstom Hydro offers the broadest
range of products and solutions that cover all hydropower schemes, from large
to small, from run-of-river to pumped-storage, for new installations,
refurbishment, upgrading and services. The joint venture has 5500 employees in
19 countries.

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