GE in Malaysia
GE’s long-standing footprint of innovation in Malaysia dates back to 1975, where it first begun its operations with a sales and service center. Today, GE Malaysia employs about 1,000 employees, and has invested over RM$1 billion in the country’s development, building local advanced technology capabilities, which include world-class engineering software and analytics.
We are proud to be a trusted partner to local businesses. GE works closely with Malaysia’s leading infrastructure providers, such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Sarawak Energy Bhd and PETRONAS, as well as public and private institutions to supply innovative, best-in-class equipment and services that shape the future of flight and energy transition.
Future of Flight
Our presence in the market dates back to the 1970s, when the country’s national carrier, Malaysian Airline System, began using GE’s engines for its A300 and DC10 aircrafts. GE Engine Services Malaysia then partnered with Malaysian Airline System to establish a Center of Excellence for CFM56 engines in Subang. Today, the wholly owned GE facility provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for over 40 airlines around the world, and GE is proud to employ over 470 local technicians as part of its commitment to developing Malaysia’s local capabilities and talents.
We are also proud to be supporting Malaysia’s leading airlines as they scale their operations in the sky. Since 2011, we have signed one of the single largest firm aircraft orders with AirAsia — leveraging GE’s partner, CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine to power a fleet of 200 Airbus A320neo aircrafts, along with a 20-year service agreement to provide comprehensive engine maintenance service.
In 2019, the carrier also placed an additional order of US$23.1 billion for engines and services to power its growing fleet — a testament to our consistent quality and service delivery. Since then, we have expanded our aviation footprint in Malaysia, with over USD 80 million invested to further develop and upgrade our GE Engine Services Malaysia facility, to support the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of CFM International’s cutting-edge LEAP engine.
As a major supplier of over one-third of the world’s electricity and possessing the broadest portfolio across the energy industry, GE Power and Renewable Energy is well-positioned to help drive Malaysia’s transition to a cleaner, greener energy future. GE is the leading provider of gas turbines in Malaysia and works closely with the local government to support the country’s evolving power development needs. Our long-standing partnership with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s leading national utility company, began in 1984, when GE provided our gas turbine technology for Malaysia’s first combined cycle power plant.
In 2012, GE embarked on TNB’s Manjung 4 first ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in ASEAN, which has received several awards from the Asian Power and International Project Management Association for its world-class engineering, procurement, and construction capabilities — delivering on both power and environmental commitments. This, alongside GE’s work on Malakoff Corporation Berhad’s Tanjung Bin Energy Power Plant (T4), have earned GE the Gold Award from Asian Power.
In 2014, GE supplied a turnkey hydropower plant, comprising four out of eight 300 MW vertical Francis turbines, generator units and balance-of-plant for Sarawak’s Bakun hydroelectric plant, the largest in the country with an installed capacity of 2,400 MW. More recently, in 2018, GE was contracted to supply 5x257 MW vertical Francis type turbines for Sarawak’s Baleh hydroelectric project, to be completed by 2026.
We also operate a Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Centre (M&D) in Kuala Lumpur — where over 200 gas and steam turbines, boilers, and generators, across 70 power plants and 10 countries across the globe can gain access to data analytics services to increase plant performance. The Centre was the business’ first-of-its-kind facility in APAC, and the latest addition to GE’s Power Services network of M&D Centers around the world.
In 2017, GE was contracted for the supply of 3 blocks of 9HA.02 gas turbines and generators for the Edra Melaka Power Plant’s 2,242-megawatt plant, the largest combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Southeast Asia. Since then, we have also signed a multiyear agreement with Southern Power Generation Sdn Bhd (SPG) to power its new Track 4A plant, a 1,440-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Under the terms of the 21-year agreement, GE will provide services solutions for the first two GE 9HA.02 gas turbines in the country and deploy its Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) software to help improve asset visibility, reliability, and availability of SPG’s plant, contributing to long term energy security needs in the country.
Driving community-building efforts in Malaysia
We believe in investing in people, and we are proud that our growth in Malaysia is complemented by a strong and vibrant citizenship movement that seeks to impact the communities we operate in. In 2011, GE was proud to receive the Prime Minister’s CSR Award across three categories — best workplace practice, empowerment of women, and overall champion for CSR efforts.
Our GE Volunteers Network Malaysia seeks to impact and give back to communities in various ways. We have partnered with EPIC Homes, The Malaysian Nature Society, and The Edge’s Money & Me Foundation to bring volunteering efforts to life — from teaching underprivileged youth, to planting trees and building homes. GE Malaysia is also a long-standing sponsor of the Junior Achievement Malaysia’s Young Enterprise Program, to nurture the next generation of Malaysian entrepreneurs.
GE Foundation is a partner for Teach for Malaysia — an independent, non-profit organization that enlists Malaysia’s most promising future leaders to end inequality in education. Teach for Malaysia’s Fellowship is a fully paid two-year leadership development program modeled after the Teach for America initiative.
We also operate an active GE Women’s Network (GEWN) in Malaysia, which is driven by more than 120 local members. In Malaysia and across the world, GEWN seeks to empower our network of female employees with opportunities for leadership and career development, through education, networking and knowledge-sharing. Since 2011, GE has partnered with Malaysia’s Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, TalentCorp and other leading MNCs to establish the Women’s Talent Forum — a national focus group to increase female talent participation and retention in the workforce.
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