GE in Philippines
GE’s presence in the Philippines dates back to 1890 where electric street lights were first installed in Real Street in Manila. Through the years, the company has steadily increased its commitment to the country in terms of infrastructure enhancement, delivery of energy, talent development, and corporate citizenship. To date, it has around a hundred employees spread across its Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy businesses.
We operate across a number of business sectors in Philippines
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. In the Philippines, one aircraft equipped with GE technology takes off in every 2 minutes, transporting about 20 million passengers within and outside the country in 2014.
- In the Philippines, engines of different models such as, GE90-100, CFM56-5B and CFM56-5C engines are installed on aircraft owned and operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Air Philippines, AirAsia and other airlines operating in Clark, Pampanga. We have a total of 182 engines installed on 75 aircraft owned and operated by these airlines which fly to different international and domestic routes.
- Flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, in May 2014, officially retired their B747 fleet, and announced the on-boarding of a new fleet of B777. Currently, ten B777 300 ER aircrafts are powered by GE engines.
GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. GE Power is transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions, as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.
- The supply of Steam Turbine and Generators (STG) via an EPC contract with NEPC were successfully commissioned for Concepcion 2 x 135 MW CFB Plant and Misamis 3 x 135 MW CFB Plant, while ThermaVisayas 2 x 170 MW CFB Plant was commissioned in partnership with Hyundai Engineering (EPC).
- First Gen Corporation has chosen GE’s jet engine-based aeroderivative gas turbines to power the company’s Avion power plant. Avion is the first in the Philippines to utilize GE’s LM6000 PC Sprint gas turbines, which have the capability to burn both liquid fuel and natural gas.
- Aboitiz Power subsidiary’s Aseagas Corporation has inked an agreement with GE Power to power its first waste-to-electricity project in Lian in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. This 8MW facility will be a biomass power plant running with GE’s ecomagination1 approved Jenbacher gas engines.
- GE has partnered with renewable energy company Advanced Energy Technologies, and premier meat processing business Pampanga’s Best, to install the Philippines’ first biomass gasification
- In June 2017, GE held its first Powering the Philippines forum attended by relevant stakeholders of the country’s power industry which includes customers, partners, government, business community, and media to discuss the way moving forward in order to ensure an efficient and sustainable energy ecosystem for the country designed to meet the challenges of the During the conference, GE announced that the Philippines could potentially achieve $10 billion in savings within a 25-year plant lifecycle and 16 million tons of CO2 reduction by optimizing its energy ecosystem assets.
- Energy Connections -designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. The business transports, converts, automates and optimizes energy to safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, Energy Connections connects brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.
- Grid Solutions also supplied a 115 kV GIS and SMART Digital Substation for MERALCO’s PAGCOR-1 Entertainment City Sub-station, one of the most technologically-advanced power infrastructures in the country and the customer’s largest integrated and fully-automated Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) PAGCOR-1 is a fully underground sub-transmission and distribution system meant to improve dependability & reliability of electricity service in the booming PAGCOR Entertainment City. The substation was inaugurated last November 2015.
- The first SF6 Generator Circuit Breaker (GCB) with a capacity of 55 MW in the Philippine’s geothermal plant was installed and commissioned for Units 5 and 6, Plant C of Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant.
- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has partnered with GE Philippines in building a 500KVA Hermosa-San Jose substation. The Hermosa project will serve as a merging point of power, with an aggregate dependable capacity of 4,000 megawatts. The 500KVA substation will allow more power transmitted from the source of generation to the point of consumption, and therefore provide more reliable and sustainable power supply to the Luzon. It is expected to be completed by Q4 of 2018.
- One hundred households in Rizal, a province adjoining Metro Manila, were pilot-tested in 2012 for Meralco’s “systems intelligence” in prepaid smart meter Meralco’s smart grid investment, which will allow Filipino households to better manage their energy consumption, is planned for a 10-year period and is expected to be full-blown by 2021.
GE Renewable Energy brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company.
GE takes the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.
GE’s tailored solutions range from single component to full turnkey power plants. Taking advantage of our long-standing EPC experience, we can offer outstanding project management capabilities.
- In April 2018, GE held the Powering the Philippines: The Future of RE forum, attended by relevant stakeholders of the country’s RE industry. Representatives from the different RE sectors such as solar, wind, hydro and biomass were present to discuss challenges and issues with representatives from the Dept. of Energy and other government agencies.
We value partnerships
Partner for Talent and Leadership Development
- For the past years, GE Philippines' customers have undergone Crotonville programs such as Leadership for Customers (LFC), Leadership & Innovation Strategy (LIS) and Global Customers Summit (GCS) which cover development of leadership skills in business, government, and civil society. For our customers, these programs provide a unique opportunity to share global best practices, and build stronger relationship with their GE partners, and with other business leaders in strategic markets.
- In October 2017, GE Philippines hosted a CEO Forum on “The Future of Work” with world-renowned futurist, Rick Von Feldt. The forum provides key insights on emerging markets and teaches leadership teams understand the impact of change of the 2020 Workplace. About 30 C-level customers and GE Business leaders attended the event.
Partner for Innovation
- Another wholly-owned subsidiary, Fieldcore, a GE Company, has its ASEAN headquarters in the Philippines. It has global training centers for service and maintenance of gas, steam and wind turbines, compressors, and nuclear reactors. Its engineers and project teams are contracted out to customers and sites in-country or around the region for service and maintenance of both GE and other-branded equipment.
We invest in people
- Employee Training: Globally, GE invests $1 billion each year on training and education, making us the world’s best company for leaders in 2015. GE offers numerous developmental training and leadership programs to its employees across the region. These opportunities include our Commercial Leadership Program, Financial Management Program, GE Engineering Management Program, internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and technical and soft skill training for businesses personnel.
- GE Women’s Network: The Women’s Network accelerates the advancement of over 100,000 women employees at GE to cultivate their leadership skills, business practices, personal contacts and career opportunities. Each year, the Women’s Network hub in the Philippines organizes workshops, roundtable events, and networking opportunities for its members to foster career development and skills enhancement.
- GE Volunteers Network: GE Philippines’ initiatives towards corporate social responsibility are directly undertaken by the GE Volunteers local council. Each year, the team takes on various efforts to give back to the community such as tree planting, beach cleaning, and outreach programs for the underprivileged. In 2014, GE Volunteers in the Philippines recorded a total of 5,018 service hours. And in 2015, the team marked another milestone by granting $25,000 to nature conservation group Haribon Foundation to help rehabilitate the Philippine forest.
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