Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Alstom Projects India Limited, a subsidiary of Alstom SA of France, Friday inaugurated a global engineering centre at Salt Lake near here to serve the environmental control systems business worldwide.
Phillippe Joubert, president of Alstom Power, said the new facility would supply high-value engineering skills to projects executed not only in India, but also in North America and Europe.
About 70 percent of the centre's capacity would be dedicated to serve international customer needs. The centre would employ 250 people.
The environmental control systems business of Alstom specialises in air quality control systems for power generation and industrial process markets.
Alstom had successfully partnered with Indian companies such as NTPC, Nalco, Balco, Hindalco, Tata Steel and Grasim by helping them to reduce harmful emissions.
Joubert said the company, a major player in the power equipment-manufacturing arena, was also in the process of expanding the capacity of boiler production at its plants at Durgapur and Shahabad.
Out of the global turnover of six billion Euros, one billion Euros were generated from the environmental control systems.