Form 6-K
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                        Report of Foreign Private Issuer

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                         For the month of February 2005

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Press release dated  February 16, 2005,  "ALSTOM  Informs  European  Unions on a
Restructuring Project Concerning the Utility Boilers Business"


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registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 17, 2005                      By: /s/ Henri Poupart-Lafarge
                                                 Name:   Henri Poupart-Lafarge
                                                 Title:  Chief Financial Officer

                                                                16 February 2005

                            UTILITY BOILERS BUSINESS

ALSTOM today informed trade union  representatives  regarding the  restructuring
plan of its Utility  Boilers  business.  This business is part of ALSTOM's Power
Turbo systems /Power  Environment Sector and focuses on supplying new clean-coal
boilers, and providing products and services to coal-based power plants.

The need to right-size the ALSTOM's  Utility Boilers business has been forced by
a decline in the  accessible  market for new equipment  utility boiler orders in
Europe and the US, with a shift of the  substantial  proportion of the market to

The final project was defined  following  extensive  consultation  with employee
representatives and the evaluation of several different  solutions.  The project
recognises  the need to  maintain a local  presence  and access to the  retrofit
markets, and to keep our technical competencies and experience base.

Consequently, the final project considers:

.  Right-Sizing  of the European  Operation  on two  locations in Germany and in

   -  In Stuttgart,  Germany, it is planned to re-adjust the organisation to its
      areas of highest contribution, resulting in a reduction of the work force.
      It is envisaged that 200 (out of 300) positions would be retained.

   -  In France,  it is envisaged  that  approximately  50 positions (out of 250
      currently in Velizy) would be retained and located in the Paris region.

.  Right-sizing of the US Operation

   -  In Windsor  (Connecticut) the  implementation of tools and processes would
      lead to  productivity  improvements  resulting  in a reduction of up to 40

The Project has been  presented  to the European  Works Forum  Select  Committee
today.  Further  consultations  will  be  done  with  employee  representatives.
Measures  will be taken to  minimize  the  impact of this plan on all  concerned

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