GE showcases cleaner, efficient technologies
Doha, February 5, 2013
GE is is showcasing its advanced portfolio of efficient and cleaner technologies that has the potential to significantly strengthen the region’s energy sector efficiencies at the ongoing Power-Gen Middle East expo.
A premier industry event, Power-Gen Middle East expo will run untill February 6 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.
Under the theme ‘Powering the Middle East Responsibly,’ GE is featuring its FlexEfficiency Portfolio that promotes energy efficiency as well as its new Heavy Fuel Oil combined cycle plant that is a more efficient and cost-effective solution compared to traditional steam boiler technology, at the event.
The technology giant is also highlighting its power plant upgrades and enhancements that enable energy producers to generate more reliable power when it’s needed and, at the same time, strengthens their position as environmental stewards in the communities that they serve.
Mohammed Mohaisen, the GM of Thermal Products & Power Generation Services for GE Power & Water in the Middle East, said: "Along with the rising demand for power in the Middle East, the regional governments are placing emphasis on strengthening energy sector efficiencies and promoting sustainable development by the judicious utilisation of its oil & gas reserves."
"With our theme ‘Powering the Middle East Responsibly’ we are underlining how the newest technologies by GE can contribute to increased efficiencies, cost-effectively while also promoting sustainability objectives," he explained.
The newest development in power plant technologies, GE’s FlexEfficiency Portfolio redefines the standards of operational flexibility. Its portfolio comprises gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and enhanced plant controls, allowing operators to take full advantage of renewable energy resources coming on and off the grid.
FlexEfficiency 60 also boosts energy efficiency by harnessing natural gas and enabling greater use of renewable energy – key areas for Qatar.
GE, said Mohaisen, has a strong history of partnerships in Qatar’s energy sector, and with the new FlexEfficiency 60 Portfolio and the Heavy Fuel Oil combined cycle power plant technology showcased at Power-Gen, "we are highlighting our commitment to work towards technology solutions that meet the requirements of our partners in the country.”
Several GE business leaders are also sharing their expertise on various topics at the Power-Gen Middle East seminars.
Paul Senett, the product line leader, GE, will speak on ‘Extending filter life and delivering better performance for gas turbines operating in harsh environment’; Aileen Barton, the senior product manager, will discuss ‘Increasing power plant potential with technology solutions in a changing fuel landscape’ and Jeffrey Goldmeer, marketing manager, will speak on ‘Gas turbine fuel flexibility with opportunity fuels and syngas from gasification.'
Marcus Scholz, the product line leader, GE will speak on ‘FlexEfficiency 50 combined cycle power plant designed for high efficiency and reliability,’ at 11am tomorrow (February 6).-TradeArabia News Service