Rail & Naval

Full steam ahead – Exploring the world of rail engineering with ALTEN

As a reliable partner for infrastructure managers, operators, manufacturers, and equipment suppliers in the industry, we offer professional expertise and sustainable support in the development of your project – whether in the field of urban transport (streetcars, subway trains) or long-distance transport (regional trains, intercity trains, high-speed trains).

Take advantage of our expertise and meet the current challenges of the industry with a future-proof plan, whether urbanization, sustainability, automation, modernization, optimization of traffic flow, coping with large amounts of data and advancing digitalization.

With more than 35 years of experience as a provider of IT and engineering services in rail and shipbuilding and an impressive track record of international projects realized in close cooperation with renowned customers, our experts cover the entire product development cycle.

Market trends

The world’s urban population is growing rapidly. Investments in the public transport sector are therefore increasing significantly in order to provide faster and more reliable intra-agglomeration and intercity transport solutions.


  • Connect digital and IT skills (Big Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity…) to the specificities of the rail sector and its regulations
  • Develop international industrial competitiveness
  • Diversify and adapt the product offer to local markets (e.g. high speed in China)

The integration of digital technologies in the rail sector will make it possible to manage increasingly complex traffic flows, ensure the interoperability of different transport models (smartcity) and improve safety and passenger comfort. At the same time, advances in predictive maintenance will improve equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs.


  • Connect digital and IT skills (Big Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity…) to the specificities of the rail sector and its regulations
  • Ensure the security of critical data and systems and improve the available data processing
  • Integrate new transport solutions (electric bus, car sharing, etc.)

Massive urbanization, the need for interoperability between the various European countries in order to respond to the opening of competition, and the electrification of rail lines for carbon-free transport, require huge investments in the renovation and creation of new rail infrastructures.


  • Ensure an increasingly stringent safety requirement (SIL4)
  • Supporting the upgrading of the rail network (ERTMS)
  • Anticipate technological obsolescence (e.g.: GSM-R vs LTE/5G)

In both maritime transport and military marine, the shipbuilding industry sector is strengthening the development of innovative solutions (e.g. artificial intelligence, cyber security, etc.) and digital manufacturing solutions (e.g. Industry 4.0, augmented reality, etc.). The time to market (design and construction) of a ship will be considerably reduced. The ship of tomorrow will be more interconnected and much more automated, while offering greater operational capabilities (e.g. autonomy). It will also have a better availability rate thanks to predictive maintenance, 3D printing of spare parts on board, and faster modernization operations.


  • Integrate industry 4.0 to find a new way to organize the means of production (collaborative PLM software platform, automation, monitoring interface, AR/VR…)
  • Master digital skills (Big Data, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, IoT network…)
  • Experiment with disruptive solutions and new services (e.g. Chatbot, autonomous ship…)

our clients

Rail industry

Rail Transport

Naval Industry


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