Since 2011, GE Africa’s Sub-Saharan Headquarters has been located in Nairobi. The headquarters is now home to over 140 employees.
GE is committed to supporting Kenya in realizing its Vision 2030 goals. In 2012, GE signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the government to develop projects in key sectors, including power and healthcare.
GE is committed to sustainable power generation in Kenya. In September 2013, GE signed the first Wind Deal in Africa for the Kinangop Wind Farm under the Vision 2030 Kenya Power Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the renewable energy space. GE will supply 38 1.6 MW turbines and provide maintenance for the wind farm for 10 years through a service agreement with the Kinangop Wind Farm at a total value of $ 58 million. GE has invested $ 2 million in project development for the Kipeto Wind Farm which, when completed, will deliver 100MW to the national grid.
GE and Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile provider have partnered to adopt the GE Durathon battery technology, one of the first batteries in the world designed specifically for Charge Discharge Cycling (CDC) telecomm operators. The Durathon batteries capacitate the Safaricom network to run efficiently during power outages.
In January 2015, the Government of Kenya announced GE Healthcare as key technology partner for a wide-scale radiology infrastructure modernization program. This partnership is aimed at transforming 98 hospitals across Kenya’s 47 counties through a comprehensive, wing-to-wing solution package. The project is part of the Kenyan Government’s Kshs 38 billion (~USD 420 million) healthcare transformation program to deliver sustainable healthcare development, in line its Vision 2030 Plan.
GE partnered with USAID and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in 2014, in a $10 Million Healthcare financing program. This financing approach is designed to give Kenyan healthcare providers access to local credit for the purchase of much needed equipment.
In 2012, GE Healthcare launched the Care Station 30 Anesthesia machine, a more technologically advanced version of the 9100c Anesthesia machine currently in use. Kijabe Hospital pioneered the successful administration of general anesthesia using the 9100c for the first time during an emergency C-section in Kenya.
GE has installed over 100 diagnostic imaging units across the country, as well as partnered with all of Kenya’s 18 referral hospitals to formulate oncology strategy for breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
GE is working with Rift Valley Railways and Kenya Railways on a fleet renewal program to overhaul and modernize their locomotives.
GE has been supporting Kenya Airways on its fleet expansion program with 90% of its aircraft engines being powered by advanced GE/CFM engines. GE Capital is the lead leasing partner for the airline with a committed leasing exposure of $720 million. In 2012, Kenya Airways selected the GEnx-1B engines to power its entire Boeing Dreamliner fleet and the airline took delivery of 6 Boeing Dreamliner aircrafts in 2014.
GE is committed to the sustainable development of Kenya’s future through GE Kujenga, our sustainability program in Africa. The word kujenga means “build” in Swahili. Our approach is to empower people by building valuable skills, equip communities with new tools and technology, and elevate ideas that are helping to solve Africa’s challenges. Learn more
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