2 weeks to the opening of GE’s new manufacturing and training center!

2 weeks to the opening of GE’s new manufacturing and training center!

May 23, 2011 at 11:05am

In less than two weeks, GE will open doors in Saudi Arabia to what will be the largest GE turbine repair centre of its kind in the world. Called the GE Energy Manufacturing Technology Center (GEMTECH), the centre will enhance local Saudi repair and service capabilities. Additionally, a US$20 million training center hosted within the facility will offer the latest technology and managerial courses for talented Saudi nationals.

The facility is designed to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2020 of expanding its manufacturing and export sectors. The Center is an investment that will develop new technology in the energy services field, and create career opportunities for the local population. The goal is to employ at least 500 Saudi nationals by 2015, who will become part of a 1,000-strong workforce at the GE Energy Manufacturing Technology Center.

Developed in collaboration with GE’s joint venture partner Ali A. Tamimi Co, the facility will help bolster the Kingdom’s crucial manufacturing and export sectors, in line with the goals set in the Government’s Vision 2020.

Working at the edge of turbine science: GEMTECH will bring, for the first time to the region, GE’s advanced F-technology. Gas turbine tech evolves quickly, and it is essential that GE has staff on the ground in the Kingdom who are familiar with the most up to date developments.

GE is Saudi Arabia’s leading power generation technology provider with over 500 GE turbines installed in the Kingdom, generating half of Saudi Arabia’s power. GE’s advanced gas turbines as well as its water treatment technologies are also supporting the Kingdom and the region’s leading LNG and petrochemical companies to increase production and support their efforts in achieving environmental goals.

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