GE opens Advanced Technology and Research Center at Qatar Science & Technology Park
GE has inaugurated its US$50 million Advanced Technology and Research Center (GEATRC) in the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP).
The inauguration was attended by H.E Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of Emiri Diwan, in the presence of over 100 high-level Government officials and business representatives, including Dr. Tidu Maini, Executive Chairman of QSTP, and Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways.
The 20,000 sq m Advanced Technology and Research Center focuses on applied research and knowledge transfer in key areas that drive Qatar’s social and economic growth including aviation, oil & gas and healthcare. It will also deliver process and product enhancement for GE customers across the region.
Designed to encourage collaboration and promote knowledge sharing, GEATRC includes five classrooms, a 150-seat auditorium, 14 engine/tooling bays in a 2,600 sq m aircraft engine learning center section, 490 square meters of lab space, 465 sq m of product display lobby, and a multi-media showcase and brand experience.
The opening of GE-ATRC is a significant leap in the company’s growth outlook for the entire Middle East, where GE has a presence that spans over eight decades. In Qatar, GE has been providing advanced gas turbines, compressors and other equipment to support the country’s natural gas and LNG industries for over 35 years.
In addition, the centre complements Qatar’s National Vision 2030 to promote human, social, economic and environmental development, and is a key component in the country’s efforts to build a knowledge-based, sustainable economy .