GE Bahrain: DELIVERING VITAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS
GE Bahrain: DELIVERING VITAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS Written by Catherine Rowell Produced by Heykel Ouni
With a rich, extensive history and a diversified portfolio, General Electric continues to go from strength to strength
stablished in the 19th century, General Electric (GE) continues to serve customers in a range of sectors, such as energy, transportation, aviation and healthcare. Acquiring a rich portfolio, the company successfully integrates hardware and software to enable customers to deliver positive economic and environmental impacts, whilst promoting sustainability, innovation and knowledge sharing throughout its operations. GE has produced multi-million-dollar cost reductions and savings for businesses globally, and expanded into Bahrain in the 1970s to support the inventory of company gas turbines. To this day, the company continues to deliver strong procurement and research services, with a focus on environmentally friendly solutions. Employing over 2,000 individuals within eight countries, GE in the
Middle East has built a number of strategic partnerships to ensure quality service delivery to clients and stakeholders. With a focus on reduced emissions, the company has invested $20bn towards clean research and use of clean energy sources, investing approximately $200mn in Middle East localisation initiatives over the last two years. The region has now become home to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, an Energy Power Technology Center, an Advanced Research & Technology Center in Qatar Science & Technology Park, the ConocoPhillips & GE Global Water Sustainability Research Center, amongst others.
Clean energy GEâ€™s focus on providing energy saving solutions links with the companyâ€™s launch of Ecomagination, described by GE Ecomagination Executive
GE in the Middle East has built a number of strategic partnerships to ensure quality service delivery to clients and stakeholders
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PASSION TO DELIVER WITH EXCELLENCE
ENGINEERING & CONSULTANCY SERVICES
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
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MENAISCO provide premier, valueadded to the CI, HGPI, MI and overhauling outage services for power and oil & gas customers.
The professional and multi- disciplinary approach of MENAISCO specialists has earned the respect of key players in the MENA region to become the preferred choice for leading industrial corporations.
POWER PLANT COMMISSIONING MENAISCO has long experience in commissioning different types of power plants i.e. thermal, simple cycle and combined cycle power plants.
STAFFING SOLUTIONS Our ability to execute projects and/or mobilise support within quality, time, budget and within the applicable regulatory framework has made us the preferred choice of industry leaders in the MENA region.
A pioneer firm headquartered in KSA; with its shareholders roots in business since 1965; provides comprehensive Field Engineering Solutions and Technical Services in MENA Region with extended services covering Urban Planning, Geomatics, multidiscipline engineering and manpower supply through its sister company AHCEC. Across a project life cycle , from construction , installation and commissioning to operations and maintenance MENAISCO has a successful track record mobilizing thousands of experienced technical talent across various regional O&G and Power Generation projects. Our strict commitment to Quality and HSE is our gateway for continued success and building partnerships with our valued clientele base.
Director Debora Frodl as “creating wind turbines in the region, which will innovations which make both be situated within nine wind farms. economic and environmental sense Additionally, the new wind farms for customers.” In the last 10 years, will become digital. Incorporating GE has amassed over $230bn in GE’s Predix cloud software, which revenue and reduced its emissions enables companies to analyse worldwide by 12 percent, with a goal large volumes of data through an to reduce this further by up to 20 integrated service, the turbines will percent. With an additional $10bn produce significant data analytics placed within research and and high-quality insights in realdevelopment operations, time, increasing overall GE continues to energy production and push the use of detection of any issues, renewables and has therefore reducing The number of put aside $13bn costs. Becoming a in energy assets employees at GE platform-as-a-service to develop this (PaaS), Predix also objective further. works with a number Consequently, of industrial apps, and approximately 40% of allows users to access electricity generated in the information, anytime, anywhere. Middle East is produced by wind GE’s success with wind energy power as a result of GE’s persistent has seen the company recently sign drive within the renewable sector. a cyber security agreement with The company has provided over Invenergy in the US to secure its a thousand turbines in the Middle fleet of turbines, becoming one of East, which will be further expanded the largest cybersecurity deals in through a recent agreement by GE history, totalling $13mn over 10 years. Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji in The implementation of GE’s Turkey. GE is set to provide 150 new digital platforms has enabled an
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overall increase in clean energy worldwide by up by up 20%. Juan M. de Bedout, CTO, GE Energy Connections Global research centre has said in whitepaper ‘The Digital Grid and the Environment’: “Our evolving portfolio of digital grid solutions provides new tools for our customers to run their systems more optimally, while at the same time improving their carbon footprint.” With increased productivity and efficiencies, over 90 products from GE’s portfolio have now been certified as energy efficient. Furthermore,
throughout its operations in the Middle East, the company purifies 800mn litres of water for drinking, irrigation and various uses across the Middle East and North Africa region, with Water and Process Technology facilities situated located in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait.
Transportation GE’s commitment to providing new, transformative solutions repeatedly impacts the logistics and distribution sector. Enabling companies to move goods with reduced fuel and
“Our evolving portfolio of digital grid solutions provides new tools for our customers to run their systems more optimally, while at the same time improving their carbon footprint”
emissions, Predix software is also incorporated, providing significant data analysis. The company also acquired cloud-based software ShipXpress in 2016 to support the company’s supply chain operations and services, improving shipping visibility within the rail supply chain. A Letter of Intent with the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways in the Middle East has also recently been signed by GE. The company will supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives,
which will be used for passengers and freight, as well as a 15-year agreement for technical support. Totalling $575mn , the agreement has become the largest between the two parties, signifying GE’s dominance within the market. The figure also encompasses technical training aimed at improving the skills of local engineers and workers. Medhat Shousha, Chairman of Egyptian National Railways,
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â€˜We are looking forward to bringing the latest technologies to improve rail infrastructure in Egypt. Together with GE, we will work on enhancing the efficiency of rail transportation for both freight and passengersâ€™
commented: “We are looking forward to bringing the latest technologies to improve rail infrastructure in Egypt. Together with GE, we will work on enhancing the efficiency of rail transportation for both freight and passengers.” Utilising analytics to transform data into cost saving solutions and reduced emissions, GE’s aviation arm can utilise apps to analyse fuel consumption through Predix. Companies can also personalise flight routes, the overall weight of the aircraft and track its progress, in addition to detecting any potential issues. GE Aviation Service grown significantly in the Middle East, serving over 200 customers in more than 70 countries. With over 50mn passengers, there are approximately 2,000 GE jet engines which support airlines in the Middle East. The company even houses an Emirates Test Engine Facility in Dubai in order to cater for regional and international clientele.
Commitment to communities and staff With a manufacturing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, GE’s healthcare arm in the Middle East places a significant emphasis on staff development and training. With support and training centres situated in the region, over a thousand biomedical engineers have been trained by GE Healthcare in the last five years. Over 70% of hospitals have also adopted GE’s products and services, with a focus on providing high quality care and research development. The
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company’s venture Healthymagination will ensure significant investments within this area. With a number of growth opportunities in the Middle East, GE’s is investment in staff development and community work has provided an edge to the company’s operations. With a Graduate Management Program located in Bahrain, GE aims to develop talent in the region, and encourage staff to undertake voluntary work to support the local community. The company has even launched The Women’s Network, encouraging women to pursue and develop their professional talents and skills at the company. GE’s operations within the Middle East and worldwide are diverse, and will continue to thrive through significant investment and innovative technologies. Watch this space.
500mn GE’S ANNUAL REVENUE (USD)
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GE Bahrain Rd No 1161, Al Musalla, Bahrain +973 17 40 86 66 / www.ge.com/bh