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GE Water & Process Technologies ... to expand by 1,500 sq m

GE Water plans major expansion of Jafza centre

DUBAI, February 23, 2015

GE Water & Process Technologies is planning a significant expansion of its regional Center of Excellence, the largest-of-its-kind purpose-built water-related technology plant, in Dubai, UAE, at the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).

Opened in 2006 and spread over a land area of 38,000 sq m, the facility is now being expanded to add another 1,500 sq m of warehouse space to the existing 6,500 sq m of constructed area. The expansion will also strengthen the existing laboratory capabilities to support the company’s growing oil and gas customer base in the region.

GE’s expanded facility will also offer onsite housing for its fleet of mobile water treatment trailers, ready to be deployed on short notice for emergency, supplemental or extended term services.

“With the water and process treatment business across the entire Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region recording consistent growth, we are further investing in the expansion of our regional Center of Excellence,” said Bob Hultz, vice president Mena for GE Water & Process Technologies.

“The centre marks one of our path-breaking investments in the region’s water processing sector. Serving customers across the region, we are now further enhancing it to meet the growing demands from our customers while maintaining quality control and quality assurance and optimising production and distribution costs. GE is committed to the region and this expansion is in line with the region’s growth in municipal and industrial water requirements.”

The centre holds a Global Star Certification for its environment, health and safety excellence and ISO 9001:2008 for its quality management system.

“It draws on industry best practices and GE’s own standards in environment, health and safety. The expansion will further build on our reputation in quality, safety and excellence,” said Omar Chemaly, GE plant manager.

The expansion is scheduled for completion in the next three months, which will contribute to the centre’s increased productivity in the face of growing market demand.

“It will also maintain and improve on our delivery time and logistics capabilities and enhance the efficiency of our customers’ operations,” added Chemaly. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Jebel Ali Free Zone | Center of Excellence |

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