Ansaldo Energia is Italy�s largest supplier, installer and service provider for power generation plants and components and one of the world�s leading players in the sector. It is a full-cycle, integrated operator, with the capabilities to build turnkey power plants on green field sites using its own technology and its own independent design, production, construction, commissioning and service resources. Founded in Genoa in 1853, Ansaldo established itself right from the outset as Italy�s leading mechanical engineering company, first working in the railway sector and then manufacturing marine engines until the start of the twentieth century, when it entered the power generation sector and built its first electrotechnical production facility in Cornigliano, where the company made electrical equipment, dynamos and other products. Since then, the power sector has played a key role for Ansaldo, which over the years has moved from steam-based power generation plants (from 1912) to gas turbines (from 1992) and full technological independence since 2005. At the present time, Ansaldo Energia is structured around its core business activities of plants, components (gas turbines, steam turbines and generators), service work and nuclear activities (through subsidiary company Ansaldo Nucleare). Ansaldo Energia is also active in Distributed Generation with AnsaldoTurbec micro gas turbines. The breadth of its references, the quality, flexibility and efficiency of its products and, most importantly, the commitment, experience and professionalism of its people have made Ansaldo Energia a world-leading company with an enviable international reputation. Ansaldo Energia currently employs about 4,500 people and has an installed capacity of 218,000 MW in 90 countries.