GE was first established in New Zealand in 1982. Today, GE is made up of four tier one businesses employing approximately 100 people based across the country. From jet engines to power generation, renewables and healthcare to news and information, GE employees across New Zealand are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into leading products and services that help solve some of the world's toughest problems.
We operate across a number of business sectors in New Zealand:
Since we developed America's first jet engine in 1942, GE has continued to drive innovation in aircraft and engine technology, making breakthrough advances in engine fuel-efficiency and reliability. GE and its customers are working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity in aviation, harnessing large streams of data for incredible insights and real operational value for customers.
GE Aviation's presence in New Zealand dates to over 15 years ago when it deployed the first Required Navigation Performance (RNP) systems in 2004. Since then, GE Aviation has worked with Air New Zealand to deploy digital solutions that reduce fuel consumption, track miles and CO2 emissions.
GE Aviation has been supplying jet engines to Air New Zealand for many years, including its recent B777 fleet. This engine supply relationship was recently expanded when in May 2019 Air New Zealand announced the $US2.7 billion investment in a fleet of 8 new Boeing (B787-10) Dreamliners to replace its B777-200s. The Dreamliners will be powered with GEnx-1B engines, with options to supply an additional 20 Dreamliner aircraft over time.
GE Healthcare is the $19.8 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services. With over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally, the company helps improve outcomes more efficiently for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and life sciences companies around the world.
GE Healthcare believes in building partnerships and innovation to break boundaries in healthcare.. Christchurch Hospital was the site of GE's development of Carestation Insights, a suite of applications that produce clear, actionable data analysis from information collected from operating theatres’ anaesthetic machines. The algorithms developed and refined during the Christchurch pilot have been deployed as part of the global solution worldwide.
- Grid Solutions: Enabling the energy transition, Grid Solutions serves customers globally with over 17,000 employees in approximately 80 countries. In today’s age of accelerating energy transition, the reliability, security and efficiency of the grid remain paramount. Grid Solutions helps enable utilities and industry to effectively manage electricity from the point of generation to the point of consumption.
- In November 1996, GE’s technologies were deployed by Transpower to manage the new wholesale electricity market and to manage the New Zealand national grid. The SCADA/EMS and Market Management systems deployed are still in operation today and successfully manage a complex array of renewable energy resources on the grid.
- In mid to late 200’s, WEL Networks, Orion Networks, and Aurora, all electricity network providers in New Zealand implemented GE’s Automated Distribution Management System (ADMS) technology to improve power reliability for consumers and enables new distributed energy resources to be deployed. GE's outage management software will also help these network companies reduce outages and quickly restore power when outages do occur. These projects support the New Zealand government's goal of carbon neutrality and generating 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035.
- In late 2018 and early 2019 GE Renewable Energy's Grid Solutions business extended its ADMS deployments by adding two new distribution network companies (Top Energy and Northpower) to its growing New Zealand distribution network portfolio. GE’s ADMS provide operators with better information to support decision making on the network, especially during storm response and major incidents. Part of GE’s Digital Energy portfolio, it is engineered with adaptive algorithms and predictive analytics to enable automation of routine tasks and real-time monitoring of the network.
- Hydro: GE’s Hydro Services business in New Zealand supports a growing list of New Zealand generation customers as they upgrade and optimize their existing hydro assets. Recent projects include refurbishments at hydro stations Lake Coleridge Power Station in the South Island and Whakamaru Power Station in the North Island.
GE Gas Power Solutions have been providing gas powered generation to New Zealand for many years including the huge 360MW GT26 combined cycle unit at Taranaki and more recently the series of LM600’s at Todd Energy’s New Plymouth plants. The LM6000 fast start 50MW gas powered generators are a perfect fit for New Zealand’s peak demand requirements that are needed to support a large renewable base load.
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GE New Zealand
Head office in New Zealand
8 Tangihua Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9-353 6700