GE in Tunisia
GE has been operating in Tunisia for more than 50 years, with partnerships in the energy, aviation, oil & gas, healthcare and transport sectors. With its country office in Tunis, GE currently has over 30 employees in the country. In early 2015, GE received the U.S. Secretary of State’s “Award for Corporate Excellence” for its active contribution to the growth and sustainable development of Tunisia.
Adding power with speed to Tunisia’s grid
As a long-term partner to Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz (STEG), GE worked on a fast track project to deliver two 9E heavy-duty gas turbines within six months at Tunisia’s Bir M’Cherga plant to add 256-megawatt (MW) to the plant’s capacity. The plant, located 45km from Tunis, now has a total capacity of 475MW. GE today helps support 50% of Tunisia’s electricity needs, with an installed base of 20 GE advanced gas turbines that generate a total of 2,100 MW, enough to power over 2 million homes across Tunisia.
Bringing clean water to Tunisia
GE’s water technologies have also played a major role in contributing to the generation of clean water in Tunisia. The TIFERET Fertilizer Plant uses seawater reverse osmosis, filtration and EDI technologies to help treat seawater into high quality water for the plant. GE also launched the Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Pilot Project in partnership with Entreprise Tunisienne d'Activités Pétrolières (ETAP) in order to treat wastewater into clean water eligible of irrigation.
Providing integrated healthcare solutions to partners in Tunisia
Today over 160 GE Healthcare products and technologies are deployed in hospitals and clinics across Tunisia. GE provides a fully integrated portfolio of solutions to its partners including Computerized Tomography, Radiology, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance to Fluoroscopy.
In 2011, GE Healthcare provided Clinique Carthage a multi-modal portfolio of solutions that include Diagnostic & Guidance Solutions, Magnetic Resonance, Computerized Tomography and Ultrasound, among others.
Powering 80% of Tunisia’s fleet
With over 25 years of partnership with Tunisair, GE & CFM today power 90% of the airline’s fleet. Additionally GE partners with Nouvelair, powering and servicing 100% its fleet, and Syphax Airline, the first airline in North Africa to select the Leap-1A engine for their new Airbus A320 airplane. Today, as GE and CFM technology power 80% of all airplanes in the country, every 20 minutes a GE-powered aircraft takes to the Tunisian skies.
A 50 year partnership with SNCFT
GE has a long-term partnership with Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens (SNCFT) of more than 50 years, where GE locomotives help move tons of natural phosphates daily for CPG, one of Tunisia’s leading mining companies GE has over 70 locomotives in country that help move people and goods across Tunisia every day.
Building local talent through language proficiency
In 2012 GE launched the Professional Certificate in English Language Teaching (PCELT) program in partnership with America-MidEast Educational and Training Services Incorporation (AMIDEAST), a non-profit educational organization, to train English language teachers across the region. To date the program already trained and certified 132 teachers of which 24 are based in Tunisia.
Name: Ahmed Galal