GE in Australia
GE began operating in Australia in 1896, providing infrastructure for Brisbane's tramway and the Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney's Darling Harbor, one of the longest bridges in the world when it opened in 1902. Since then, GE has grown to around 1,000 employees and contractors across every state and territory in Australia, working across some of the most critical sectors of the economy, like aviation, defence and energy.
Future of Flight
- GE Aviation supplies commercial aircraft engines to most local carriers in Australia, including Qantas, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Alliance and Bonza.
- As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of large jet aircraft engines, our product line continues to make advances in fuel efficiency and reliability, including the breakthrough LEAP engine, which will soon power Jetstar’s 99 Airbus A320/A321-neo family of aircraft.
- Our technology has also moved aircraft navigation from ground-based controls to the air, saving time and fuel with safer systems that allow planes to land in challenging weather and terrains, while producing less noise.
- GE also works with airlines to integrate specific procedures unique to their aircraft, and such systems are already in use in six airports around Australia.
- GE Digital’s Aviation Software also provides safety and sustainability monitoring for most carriers in Australia and New Zealand.
- GE’s engine technology powers Australia's frontline combat aircraft, VIP transports, tankers, surveillance fleets, and warships as well.
- We provide lifelong support for engines, ensuring uncompromised operational capability for Australia's military forces.
We are committed to supporting Australia’s decarbonization and renewable energy goals with our suite of world-leading power generation solutions and services, in alignment with the government’s Rewiring the Nation program to rebuild and modernize the national grid. Tapping on GE’s rich heritage of cutting-edge innovation and domain expertise, we provide cleaner, more accessible energy that Australia can depend on to power growth and prosperity.
Through GE’s range of gas turbines and proven experience with operating on a wide range of fuels, including hydrogen, we provide customers with quick start ups, increased flexibility, and lowered emissions.
- In New South Wales (NSW), we are providing our world-leading, hydrogen-ready gas turbine technology at the Tallawarra B Power Station.
- We are also supplying a hydrogen-capable aeroderivative gas turbine for the Northern Territory’s major electricity producer, Territory Generation.
- Our local team also offers a range of Service, Maintenance and Upgrade options to ensure our customers’ assets operate safely and reliably, at optimum performance.
GE builds the world’s second-largest fleet of wind turbines, of which over AU$4 billion comprise wind farm projects in Australia and represent 2.5 GW of generation capacity.
- This includes supplying 46 units of GE’s latest Cypress wind turbine to Squadron Energy’s Bango Wind Farm in NSW, and 38 Cypress units to the Murra Warra II Wind Farm in Victoria.
- On top of that, we are collaborating with AGL Energy to build the $450 million Silverton Wind Farm in NSW and are working closely with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund on 123 wind turbines for the Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Queensland.
Transforming Businesses through Additive Manufacturing
In Australia, GE Additive partners with various institutions and government agencies to promote additive manufacturing practices across sectors like aerospace, automotive, energy, and healthcare.
- With Sydney University, we are working towards a joint goal of positioning Sydney as a global leader in metal additive manufacturing and have established a high-tech manufacturing hub on campus to build student capabilities and training in this field.
- GE is also partnering the NSW Government to develop industrial-scale 3D printing at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
- Separately, GE Additive and Western Sydney University are collaborating to deliver a micro-credential on metal additive manufacturing under the NSW Government’s New Education and Training Model (NETM). Under this model, GE will co-develop the micro-credentials to help upskill the NSW workforce and create high-value local jobs.
- GE Additive is also rolling out 3D printers and curricula to more than 100 schools across Australia to give students hands-on additive experience.
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