GE features power solutions at Bahrain event
Manama, February 17, 2009
GE Energy is featuring its broad range of technology and service offerings, including traditional, renewable and alternative, at Power-Gen Middle East 2009 in Bahrain.
The event, which opened today (February 17) at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center, will run till February 19.
GE Energy is supporting major infrastructure projects across the Middle East by supplying power generation and water treatment technologies to address the region’s growing demand for power and water, led by investments in large infrastructure projects and a growing population, the company said.
“The Middle East is one of the most important growth regions for GE worldwide,” said Joseph Anis, GE Energy’s region executive for the Middle East. “We understand the needs of the region and are able to respond with tailored solutions that optimize the region’s available resources, such as integrated power and water solutions, fuel-flexible turbines and integrated gasification systems. These solutions utilize heavy fuel oil and other difficult fuels, natural gas and industrial waste gases more efficiently to facilitate lower operator costs and reduce site emissions.”
“We are committed to helping our customers build a sustainable power and water future, supporting the region’s growth with traditional as well as renewable and alternative solutions and a comprehensive range of services. We have the technology and the local experience that earns us the trust of public and private sector customers in the region, providing innovative and reliable solutions for their energy, water and fuel challenges,” he added.
GE Energy has more than 1,000 turbines installed throughout the Middle East and more than $8 billion in power generation projects announced over the last two years.
The power solutions company recently announced the groundbreaking of a power technology centre, a new service facility in Dammam being developed in association with its joint venture partner, Ali A. Tamimi Co. Designed as a centre of excellence, the new facility will expand GE’s service and repair capabilities.
GE also provides energy-efficient seawater and brackish water desalination systems that can provide sustainable new sources of fresh water for municipal and industrial uses, it said.
GE Energy is also presenting six papers on various energy issues during the conference. – TradeArabia News Service