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Alstom opens hydropower technology center in Canada

10 Nov 2011

French engineering group Alstom has opened its newest Global Technology Centre (GTC) in the Canadian town of Sorel-Tracy, focused on sustainable hydroelectric power.

The GTC is housed within the company's existing North American hydro headquarters, manufacturing and engineering facility.

It will serve as Alstom's global hub for innovation in hydro retrofit processes and technology.

Alstom Renewable Power Sector president Jerome Pecresse said the dedication of Alstom's newest hydro GTC builds on Canada's long history in hydro power, which dates back more than a century, and its broader influence on the global commitment to hydro generation.

"Over the years, skilled engineers here have pioneered ways to increase the efficiency and power of earth's most reliable and abundant renewable energy resource. This GTC will carry on that tradition of innovation," Pecresse said.