Alstom acquires U.S. coating services company

Alstom Power Inc. announced it has acquired the business and facilities of Amstar Surface Technology Ltd. and Amstar International Ltd., headquartered in Houston, Texas. Amstar specializes in thermal spray coatings that protect surfaces against corrosion, erosion and wear.

This acquisition strengthens Alstom’s service offerings with advanced technologies that improve power plant component life, Alstom said.

Tim Curran, head of Alstom Power in the United States, said: “This acquisition strengthens Alstom’s position as a leader in servicing the power generation market. Amstar’s patented materials and proprietary spray technology are amongst the most advanced technologies in the thermal spray market. These advances will allow us to improve the life cycle performance of power plants and enhance our leadership position in applied surface technologies.”

In other news, Alstom has been awarded an equipment contract worth EUR18 million (US$22.5 million) from Dans Energy for the 96-MW Jorethang Loop hydropower project in Sikkim, India.

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