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Alstom’s Friends Electric
The battle for France’s energy utility Alstom SA continues at a pace as Fairfield, Connecticut-based General Electric Co. faces off a rival offer from Germany’s engineering giant Siemens AG.
Alstom, a maker of power equipment and the high-speed TGV trains, is coveted by the French government, which wants to extract the best terms from any bidder for jobs and the country’s energy independence. In separate meetings with French President Francois Hollande, Siemens Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt have sought to make their case, reported Bloomberg News on April 30.
Photographer Vladimir Weiss visited the GE aircraft engine manufacturing plant in Prague, Czech Republic, to make this dramatic image of an H80 turboprop engine illuminated by ultraviolet light in the decontamination unit.
Photographer: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg
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