Myanmar is the new sweet spot for growth in ASEAN, and GE has gained ground with an early entry into the country soon after the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions in 2012. Anticipating exciting growth in this country, GE has actively sought opportunities to engage and assist in Myanmar’s development process as a leading global provider of innovative solutions for the world’s toughest challenges, while supporting the country’s development efforts through capacity building engagement.
We operate across a number of business sectors in Myanmar:
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 2016, GECAS, the commercial aircraft financing and leasing arm of GE, delivered three new leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Myanmar National Airlines (MNA). With the new aircraft, MNA has started to fly internationally again from its main base at Yangon International Airport to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
- In 2014, GECAS signed another contract with MNA to lease 10 new Boeing narrow bodies. The deliveries of the new leased aircrafts commenced in June 2015 and came from GECAS’ existing order book with Boeing. The contract calls for six Boeing 737-800 models and four Boeing 737-8MAX models with deliveries to be made through 2021.
- GECAS has leased two Embraer E190s aircraft to Myanmar National Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, to help with the airline’s fleet modernization and expansion. The planes were delivered in late 2012 and have been operating from Yangon to Mandalay since January 2013. The modern, fuel-efficient aircraft powered by GE’s CF34-10E engines have helped the airline expand its fleet and better manage fuel efficiency.
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. In less than 18 months since its entry to the country, GE Healthcare has provided several hundred medical devices to improve maternal and infant care, critical and cardiac care for the people of Myanmar.
Over 2,000 medical devises supplied to 40 public and private hospitals today, treating 500,000 patients every year.
- Since the appointment of Sea Lion Co. Ltd. as the national distributor in early 2012, GE Healthcare has supplied innovative imaging equipment including Magnetic Resonance (MR), Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac Catheterization Systems (CathLab), Digital X-rays and Ultrasound technology in Myanmar’s biggest teaching hospitals, and even public and private hospitals, contributing to the advancement of medical training among the country’s healthcare professionals.
- In October 2013, several infant care solutions were supplied in Myanmar:
- Three hundred (300) units of GE’s Lullaby Warmer. The Lullaby Warmer, developed by GE in Bangalore, India is a system created to address the worldwide problem of neonatal hypothermia in the primary care setting.
- Two hundred and fifty (250) units of GE’s Lullaby LED Phototherapy. The Lullaby LED PT equips caregivers to deliver high-intensity phototherapy to treat this potentially hazardous condition.
- Two hundred (200) units of GE’s Giraffe Incubator. The Giraffe Incubator is an enclosed neonatal intensive care microenvironment developed to help provide exceptional thermal and developmental care to newborn patients.
- To reduce mother and infant mortality rates resulting from sepsis and infection during birth, Jhpiego was awarded US$2.5 million for a three-year grant and received US$500,000 worth of equipment from GE Foundation in collaboration with the Myanmar Ministry of Health in June 2013.
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.
GE equipment provides more than 500 MW today and will provide an additional 600 MW by 2018. Additionally, 95% of all gas-fired power generation is produced by GE gas turbines.
- In October 2016, GE Myanmar has announced the order of 2 F-Class turbines for the Thaton Power project.
- In July 2016, GE announced the order of two high-efficiency 6F.03 gas turbines as well as the associated steam turbines and Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for Sembcorp Utilities’ 225-megawatt Myingyan power project being built in Mandalay. The power plant is expected to go online by 2018, and will be one of the largest gas-fired power plants in the country.
- In November 2014, GE and the Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) committed to repowering and upgrading existing gas turbines in Myanmar. This new initiative will result to approximately 30 MW of additional power for Myanmar, which is needed to help the country continue its rapid development growth. The upgraded equipment will also result in a large increase in overall efficiency, delivering more power with the same amount of fuel.
- In February 2014, GE announced a blueprint project in Myanmar that is being developed by MAXpower (Thaketa) Co. Ltd., GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. This project is forthe Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE), Myanmar’s state-owned electricity company, which executed a power purchase agreement on that same month for the construction and operation of a 50-MW gas-fired power plant in the Thaketa district of Myanmar’s largest populated city of Yangon. The 50-MW plant is powered by 16 of GE’s high-efficiency gas engines.
- 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.
- As part of the US$7 million capacity building commitment to Myanmar, GE Energy Consulting performed an electricity planning study to help formulate a practical implementation roadmap to develop the Myanmar electric power system and outline how it can evolve into a sustainable driver for economic growth.
We value partnerships:
Partner for Innovation
- In June 2015, GE completed its medical equipment commissioning of about US$500 thousand in three major hospitals in Yangon. The donated equipment covers critical hospital services such as maternal and child care, emergency care, and includes incubators, baby warmers, LED phototherapy, vital sign monitors, and ultrasounds. The equipment has been installed at Thanlyin District Hospital, South Okkalapa Women and Children Hospital, and Central Women Hospital. GE technology helps clinicians and healthcare workers deliver better care to patients, many of them women and children in critical condition. This project also underpins the GE Foundation signature program, Developing Health Globally™, and the commitment to improve access to healthcare in Myanmar, by providing technology and biomedical equipment training (BMET) at public hospitals, increasing the pipeline of primary care physicians in the public sector, and improving maternal and newborn care and mortality rates
- In June 2013, GE Foundation and GE announced a US$7 million commitment in Myanmar to donate healthcare equipment and support significant training and capacity-building efforts throughout the country. Specifically, this commitment will focus on strengthening the healthcare system, improving the energy architecture and promoting the development of human capacity within Myanmar’s civil, business and government leaders.
Partner for Talent and Leadership Development
- In March 2016, GE Myanmar completed the ASEAN Government Leadership Program (AGLP) that provides an opportunity for senior government officials from ASEAN to learn and gain additional perspective on Leadership (new realities, best practices & ethics), Talent Management, Project Economics, and Finance and Sustainability Risks, among others.
- As part of the US$7 million capacity building commitment to Myanmar and its efforts to support Ministry of Electricity & Energy (MOEE), Yangon Electricity Supply Board (YESB) and other industry stakeholders, GE Energy Consulting conducted the electricity planning study to help formulate a practical implementation roadmap to develop the Myanmar electric power system, outlining how it can advance into a sustainable driver for economic growth. The study was completed in November 2014.
- GE together with Thai AirAsia sponsored a capacity building workshop for Myanmar journalists organized by Nation University. The workshop was designed for local business reporters to accelerate their knowledge and skills in reporting economic and financial news, and gathering and generating stories for digital content. More than 30 editors and reporters from various local publications attended the two-day workshop on May 8 and 9, 2014 in Yangon.
- In March 2014, GE hosted the first Myanmar Executive Leadership Program (MELP) for 20 senior leaders from the public and private sectors, including delegates from Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity & Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transportation – Myanmar Airways. The two-week program is part of GE’s commitment to support capacity building in Myanmar towards economic growth.
- GE held a training program for 30-40 electrical engineers and technicians with the Ministry of Electric Power engineers on May 22, 2013 in Nay Pyi Taw (coinciding the day of our official GE Office Opening Celebration), and concluded a second training program in mid-September of 2013 in Yangon on “Moving Forward to Power Up Myanmar” training and workshop with a site visit in Tharkayta Power Plant.
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 development, 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.
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Myanmar Centre, Tower 1 – Level 8, Units 1 to 3 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
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