GE + Alstom = The Total Package
While it’s only been a couple of weeks since Automation & Controls from GE was introduced to the world, customers have already expressed excitement about what the new GE-Alstom alliance will mean for them. Alstom’s Power Automation & Controls and GE are a very complementary fit. They are the yin to our yang. The fish to our chips. The Simon to our Garfunkel. You get the picture. Together, we offer customers the total package in technology, domain expertise and services.
On the technology side, GE has excellent unit and distributed controls capabilities, while Alstom Power Automation & Controls has outstanding plant controls and innovative product engineering capability. Combined, we have the ability to provide comprehensive total plant control solutions inclusive of unit controls on gas and steam turbines, distributed control systems that run the full electrical and mechanical balance of plant, and plant analytic and optimization software. By providing a “one-stop-shop,” customers can leverage a complete, modular solution from a single partner—something we know they are clamoring for in today’s operational environment. They can also take advantage of GE’s significant investments in secure machine and asset connectivity, edge devices, virtualization, advanced user experience, simulation and common software developments.
Power Industry Domain Expertise
Collectively, our team now boasts more than 40 years of domain expertise. This pairs with our global leadership in the power generation industry. In fact, our solutions control and automate the processes that generate more than half of the world’s power. Additionally, our customers will benefit from our ability to tap into the GE Store, harnessing the global exchange of knowledge, technology and tools from across all GE businesses, particularly GE Power and GE Oil & Gas.
Lifecycle Services & Support
We’re proud to offer remote and field services that maximize solution lifecycle and uptime. With the addition of Alstom Power Automation & Controls, we now bring a world-class Services offering to a variety of applications, including grid, hydro and thermal. The Automation & Controls solution team is dedicated to customer success, with 2,400 employees located in 30 countries. Our expanded global footprint will enable us to be wherever our customers need us.
By combining our technologies, domain expertise and services capabilities, we are truly creating an automation dream team. Our first weeks of integration have been busy (to say the least), but I am inspired to see two great teams come together under a shared vision—helping customers solve their most complicated business challenges.