Alstom is a world leader in transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission The company is present in around 100 countries, has a turnover of €20.9 billion and employs 93,500 people worldwide.
Alstom is well experienced in delivering entire tram systems and offers a complete range of solutions for laying, electrifying and supplying electric power to track, supplying electromechanical equipment alongside track and in stations and depots. Its engineers use their consummate knowledge of rail systems to resolve problems arising from integration for the best possible cost. Alstom has developed state of the art technology to facilitate the construction and operation of tram systems.
Alstom's CitadisTM vehicle brings each city an original, ecological and efficient transport solution by combining standardisation, modularity and personalised design. Access on board the Citadis is made easy by its low flooring throughout. The wide windows, spacious corridors, air conditioning, video surveillance and real time information provide passengers with comfort, safety and well-being. In the last 10 years, 36 cities throughout the world have ordered 1,553 Citadis trams.
Wellglade was formed in 1986 to buy Derby based bus operator, Trent Buses from the state owned National Bus Company (NBC). It has grown to become the largest independently owned bus group in the UK with a fleet of nearly 500 buses and some 1,500 employees. Of the 72 bus companies in the NBC group only one other is, like Wellglade, still owned by its managers the others having being gradually acquired by larger national and international transport groups.
The Wellglade business is now based at Heanor in Derbyshire, which has been its home since 1996. It is proud to be a local, East Midlands company entirely owned and managed by local people and fiercely independent.
VINCI Construction UK is part of the VINCI Group, a world leader in construction and concessions with over a century of experience. Turnover for the year ending December 2010 was €33.4B, with 180,000 employees operating in over 100 countries.
Its projects have included the National Assembly for Wales and the design and build enhancement of the Docklands Light Railway to allow longer trains to cater for London 2012; it is currently involved in major upgrades at King's Cross, Tottenham Court Road and Victoria stations, plus the Connaught tunnels scheme for Crossrail.
The company has strong links with the East Midlands, and recent projects here have included the Newark Newlink distribution facility, L'Oreal distribution centre at Sherwood Park, Nottingham University's Broadgate Park accommodation development in Beeston, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Materials Recycling Facility and Tesco store both in Mansfield, Leicester Grammar School and The Shires shopping centre also in Leicester. VINCI is currently building 727 student accommodation rooms at the Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus and the Nottingham Train Station Hub, including the new multi storey car park.
Meridiam Infrastructure specialises in long term investment in transport (including road, rail, and inland waterways), government accommodation (schools, hospitals, prisons, courthouses, etc.) and environmental related (water, waste etc.) infrastructure projects.
As a long term investor Meridiam acts a natural partner to both public and private sector participants in Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects whilst at the same time providing the nexus to long-term investors seeking assets to match their long-term liabilities.
Meridiam has been active since 2006 and currently has in excess of £1.4 billion-equivalent under management on behalf of investors (among which UK Pension Funds and other institutional investors) via a portfolio of eleven projects in Europe and five in North-America. Meridiam invests in OECD countries, primarily in Europe and North America.
InfraVia is an infrastructure fund. InfraVia investors are French mutual insurance companies which bring an institutional position with an excellent reputation. InfraVia is a 10 years FCPR (Fonds Commun de Placement à Risques), created in 2008, the size of the fund is actually around 200 M€.
InfraVia is investing in all type of infrastructure projects which can provide cash-flow stability and regular returns. Its core business involves long term investments on infrastructure and renewable energy projects in partnership with industry. The fund is currently involved in several public private partnership bids across Europe.