Alstom Turkey RayHaberAnswered 's Questions

Alstom Turkey RayHaberAnswered In Questions
Alstom Turkey RayHaberAnswered 's Questions

Alstom Turkey, which has been operating in Turkey for nearly 70 years RayHaberanswered the questions of

1. How many years has Alstom been operating in Turkey?

Alstom; It has been operating in Turkey for more than 70 years as a leading provider of turnkey systems, signaling and train control technologies for rail vehicles, subways and trams. The Istanbul office is Alstom's regional center for signaling and infrastructure expertise in Africa, the Middle East, West and Central Asia, as well as hosting teams that perform regional project management, engineering, training and procurement activities.

2. Could you give some information about Alstom's activities and services in Turkey?

Our first contract was the delivery of 30 EMU trains for the national rail operator TCDD. In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s Alstom undertook many projects;

  • In 1955, we delivered passenger locomotives to TCDD, including the first electric locomotive in Turkey,
  • In 1997-2000, we provided the construction of the line, electrification, signaling and telecommunication equipment for the first metro line, the Taksim-4 Levent line, as well as 32 subway cars,
  • Within the scope of the agreement signed in 2007, we procured 80 metro wagons to be used on the Bağcılar – Olympic metro line and undertook the heavy maintenance of 12 HT65000 Type High Speed ​​Train Sets and 5 65000-Type High Speed ​​Train Sets (HST),
  • We supplied five Cityflo 4 vehicles equipped with a fixed block system that connects the Istanbul Light Rail Metro line to the Sultan Çiftliği tram line (T250), and supplied the signaling system,
  • We delivered five public transport signaling systems equipped with the Cityflo 4 fixed block system for the route connecting the Istanbul Light Rail Metro to the Sultan Ciftligi tram line (T250) and for the Izmir light rail subway route,
  • In addition, we provided the Cityflo 3 system for the Istanbul Kirazli-İkitelli-Basakşehir-Olimpiyat Metro (M350) line and the Adana Metro line,
  • In 2014, we delivered the CITYFLO 650 communication-based train control (CBTC) solution for the Istanbul Üsküdar - Ümraniye - Çekmeköy metro line, Turkey's first fully driverless metro line.

Within the scope of our recent projects;

  • We have commissioned the APS system, which is a continuous power supply system from ground level, on the 14 km long Eminönü-Alibeyköy tram line consisting of 10,1 stations,
  • We have completed the 9 km section of the tram line between Balat and Alibeyköy, which will reduce the footprint of light rail systems and preserve the aesthetics of urban environments,
  • In addition, we delivered Turkey's first (European Train Control System) ETCS level 1 & 2 locomotive for the Eskişehir-Kütahya-Alayurt-Balıkesir railway line, a total of 26 units. This project will provide an enhanced level of security beyond the capabilities of legacy Automatic Train Protection systems (ATP). It will also reduce the total operating cost of the EKB line, standardize the equipment along the line and on-board, and provide common communication between countries.
  • Within the scope of the tender we received in the autumn, we will supply the INTERFLO 250 and INTERFLO 450 mainline signaling solutions of the Bandırma– Bursa– Yenişehir– Osmaneli (BBYO) high standard railway project, supply the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 1 and 2 applications, and the Traffic Control Center (CTC). ), we will provide the whole interlocking system, including
  • For 4 different lines in Istanbul;
    • Uskudar-Umraniye-Cekmekoy
    • Kabataş-Mahmutbey-Mecidiyekoy
    • Dudullu-Bostancı and
    • We will complete the CBTC driverless signaling system, Cityflo650 design, supply, installation supervision and testing and commissioning for Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli (ÇSS).
  • Our ongoing projects in Istanbul do not end there. Moreover,
    • Signaling system, Cityflo350 design, supply, installation supervision and testing and commissioning works of İkitelli - Ataköy line,
    • Signaling installation of Ümraniye- Ataşehir - Göztepe line,
    • Kirazlı – Bakırköy line and
    • We will install the signaling system and Cityflo350 of the Başakşehir- Kayaşehir line.

3. What are your ongoing projects in Istanbul?

We have a total of 9 different signaling projects ongoing in Istanbul. For 4 of them;

  • Uskudar-Umraniye-Cekmekoy
  • Kabataş-Mahmutbey-Mecidiyekoy
  • Dudullu-Bostanci
  • Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli (ÇSS)

We will do all of the CBTC driverless signaling system, Cityflo650 design, supply, installation supervision, testing and commissioning. Our other 4 projects are;

  • Signaling system, Cityflo350 design, supply, installation supervision and testing and commissioning works of İkitelli – Ataköy line,
  • Signaling installation of Ümraniye- Ataşehir - Göztepe line,
  • Kirazlı – Bakırköy line and
  • We will install the signaling system and Cityflo350 of the Başakşehir- Kayaşehir line.
  • Finally, we continue the installation of the APS system, which does not have catenary wires and poles on the Istanbul Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line, and works entirely by taking energy from the ground.

4.Can you give information about your product range in Turkey?

In addition to being the Africa, Middle East, West and Central Asia regional center for Alstom's digital and integrated systems expertise, the Istanbul office also hosts teams that perform project management, engineering, training and procurement activities across the region. We have the chance to apply and use the numerous products and technologies offered in the world in Turkey as well. In this context;

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In terms of system and infrastructure within the scope of Digital and Integrated Systems;

Alstom offers a full range of sustainable solutions for track laying, electrification and electromechanical material supply and installation along the entire line, at stations and warehouses. These infrastructure solutions facilitate the integration of products as part of turnkey solutions, whether for urban or mainline projects.

In terms of signaling within the scope of Digital and Integrated Systems;

Alstom offers drive automation and connectivity options, optimizing real-time performance in signaling and multi-modality applications, providing safe and streamlined mobility solutions for passengers and operations.

Alstom's state-of-the-art signaling solutions allow operators to maintain the highest standards in safe and hassle-free travel, with urban and trunk solutions that meet the specific needs of each operating environment. Located in Istanbul, the Alstom signaling regional center has a High-Tech Center dedicated to building expertise in the signaling industry.

In the context of the Services;

Alstom offers a full range of customized services, including maintenance, modernisation, spare parts supply, repair and technical support. All of this gives operators the highest availability for their fleet, infrastructure and signaling systems.

Within the scope of railway supplies;

Alstom's warehousing solutions cover a wide range of services, including urban transport, mainline travel, regional transport, mining networks and shipping.

5. How would you describe the position of the Turkish railway sector in the world market?

When you look at the history of the Turkish railway sector, we see the greatest activity in the last 20 years. The point reached from yesterday to today is admirable. Serious investment plans for the future are also on the agenda. According to the 2035 targets of the Ministry of Transport, 2023 thousand km of new railway network will be built between 2035 and 6, the total railway network will be increased to 31 thousand km, the share of railways in total freight transport will be increased to 20 percent and in passenger transport to 15 percent. We are always ready to contribute to the development of the country's railway network in line with the objectives in this context.

6. How would you describe Alstom's position in the Turkish market?

Alstom continues to serve as Turkey's reliable rail transportation partner for over 70 years. In this context, we not only contribute to the expansion of our country's existing railway and rail systems network, but also adapt to the needs of our customers with our wide product range and expertise that carries communities all over the world to a low-carbon future in order to ensure the transition to innovative, smart and environmentally friendly mobility solutions in our country, which is a party to the Paris Agreement. We produce adaptable solutions.

While positioning Alstom in the Turkish market, we also stand out with our investments. We provide employment across the region at our Istanbul Regional Center. The engineers we train represent our country in our projects all over the world. In Turkey, we have a wide network of suppliers that we have created with local suppliers, and these suppliers supply products and services not only to our projects in Turkey, but also to all Alstom projects in Africa, the Middle East, West and Central Asia. Our country is also in an important position for Alstom in terms of future investment plans. Therefore, we will continue to contribute to the development, economy and employment of our country with both our solutions and investments.

7.Do you intend to invest in Turkey? How will you add value to Turkey?

We follow the market and opportunities very closely for both our local and mainline customers. With the comprehensive plans of the governments, the targets are getting bigger and we believe that these targets really represent the needs. Alstom is very excited to work towards these goals as a reliable partner of the Turkish railway industry since the 1950s. We are ready to invest and contribute to the development of the railway sector in Turkey.

Another area in which we invest heavily is to build worldwide capacity. Many of our customers want to ensure the sustainability of the rail industry. We support their vision. We help our client build local expertise, business and talent in various fields depending on their local needs and that's exactly what we will do in Turkey. We are currently conducting applied trainings within the scope of our ongoing collaborations with Istanbul Technical University and Karabuk University. The engineering students we train with these programs undertake short-term and long-term assignments both in Turkey and throughout the region.

8. What are Turkey's plans for railway development and how will Alstom contribute to this?

We value long-term partnerships that support local economies through job creation and/or knowledge transfer and are committed to doing so in Turkey. One of our focus is creating opportunities for local talents/professionals living in Turkey. Most of our region-wide projects spanning Africa, the Middle East, West and Central Asia are managed by our Istanbul-based teams, which function as a hub for signaling and systems projects within the region.

9. What are the new technologies that you have brought or are planning to bring to Turkey?

Transportation accounts for almost a third of global energy consumption and this rate continues to rise. The railway, which has the lowest emissions among all motorized transportation options, emits 10 times less carbon per kilometer and passenger than airplanes. In this sense, there is an urgent need to reduce the environmental impact of transport.

Alstom is committed to further decarbonizing mobility by working with its customers. Our trains powered by hydrogen fuel cells, a much more efficient alternative to diesel trains, are an example of this effort.

We are proud that Alstom is the first company worldwide to introduce a regional train based on hydrogen fuel cell technology in 2018 and is currently operating a hydrogen train. We believe that this technological solution and the sustainability of our country, such a product can improve our railway environment.

10. What are the products that distinguish Alstom from its competitors? Could you inform us about the world and Turkey?

Alstom has a unique commercial reach around the world. We currently operate in more than 70 countries and have a service network that covers a wide range of different rail solutions operating on suburban and regional lines, from trams, subways, passenger transport systems and monorails to trains, high-speed trains and ultra-high-speed trains.

We have an extensive maintenance network for rolling stock, both in the Alstom portfolio and non-Alstom production. We are a global leader in services that provide more consistent predictive maintenance capabilities compared to existing systems. With a fleet of 150 thousand vehicles, Alstom has the largest infrastructure worldwide. In this sense, we have a unique know-how and infrastructure to further expand our maintenance and support services.

Our signaling product range ranks second worldwide in terms of revenue. As part of our signaling services, we offer Digital and Integrated systems designed for customers to increase capacity and efficiency in existing infrastructure.

I am particularly proud of our extensive experience in building turnkey metro systems customized to the unique requirements of each city. With turnkey projects, we provide a single point of contact for all operation and maintenance services of customers. Today we have about 19 projects worldwide, from Panama and Mexico City to Lausanne; Singapore and Dubai are implementing our integrated metro solutions for fast and cost-effective delivery. By the way, it is worth noting that Alstom is the world's number 1 in integrated solutions for metro systems.

11.Finally, what can you tell us about Alstom's financial size to get an idea?

We recently published our financial results report for 2021 – 2022. In the related period, we achieved a record level of order accumulation of 81 billion Euros. Our order-to-sales ratio increased to 1.25. Our sales volume increased by 11% compared to last year's proforma. In short, we can say that we have had a financial period that satisfies us and our stakeholders.


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