About GE in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT)

GE has been a partner in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey for over 80 years, committed to the region’s progress and prosperity, through its waves of change and growth. GE works with governments and customers to build capacities, train talent, provide the advanced technologies and co-create innovative solutions that will fuel the region’s socio-economic growth.


  • Total revenue of US$9.1 billion in 2012


  • 4,200 employees
  • US$1 billion investment in Saudi Arabia

GE Locations

  • Presence in 19 countries in the GCC region, Levant, wider Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, since 1930s
  • Regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE
  • 30 offices and 35 ground facilities
  • GE Water & Process Technologies Regional Center of Excellence in Jebel Ali, UAE
  • GE Advanced Technology Research Center at Qatar Science & Technology Park in Doha
  • GE Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi GE Innovation Center in Dhahran Techno Valley, Saudi Arabia
  • GE Healthcare service support centers in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam
  • GE Saudi Water & Process Technology Center with blending plant for water treatment chemicals
  • GE Healthcare Applications & Training Center in Algiers
  • GE Healthcare Service Center in Baghdad, Iraq

Our Impact

  • Supports the generation of more than two-thirds of the region’s electricity
  • Purifies 800 million liters of water daily for drinking, irrigation and municipal uses across MENA
  • 90% of hospitals in Middle East are equipped with GE technologies
  • GE and its joint ventures help to fly two-thirds of the region; 2,200 engines in service accounting for 64% of total
  • Partnership with more than 25 universities and educational Organisations


  • Provides advanced energy equipment and service for Saudi Electric Company including US$1 billion contract for PP10, Marafiq IPWP and Saudi Aramco
  • Provides advanced gas turbines for Taji Station of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity; partners with Mass Global Investment Company and for Rumaila oilfield development project
  • Advanced technologies for EMAL, the world’s largest aluminium processing complex at a single site, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADGAS and Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in UAE
  • Multimillion, multi-year partnership with RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) for LNG and Sales Gas production complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar
  • Provides advanced power generation technology for Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company and Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Modern technologies for world’s largest wastewater treatment plant in Sulaibiya, and the Kuwait’s largest combined cycle power plant in Sabiya
  • Modern thermal power unit in Turkey for Etibank; and advanced technologies for ENKA Power, a leading local independent power producer,
  • Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant in Algeria, meeting 25% of capital city’s water needs


  • Launched mobile clinics as part of the Breast Cancer Screening Program in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Health and other entities
  • GE Healthcare introduced a critical Health Improvement initiative with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MoH) to address the country’s health productivity challenges
  • GE Healthcare and the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE), the largest pediatric oncology center of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, inaugurated Egypt’s first new generation cyclotron production facility at CCHE
  • Partnership with El Seif Development, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group and Saudi German Hospitals Group for advanced healthcare technologies


  • Partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines for overhaul services and new advanced facility in King Abdul Aziz Airport
  • Provides GEnx aircraft engine to Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Air Arabia, Jazeera Airways, Oman Air, AMC Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Saudi Arabian, among others
  • Provides advanced GE Universal series locomotives for Algeria’s Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF) • Provides Evolution Series locomotive for Egyptian National Railways • Diesel electric locomotives for Tunisian National Railway System


  • Partnership with Ministry of Health to train healthcare professionals – more than 1,500 Saudi professionals trained to date
  • Partnership with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) to establish GE Energy Fuel Research Center to promote alternative fuels
  • Partnership agreement with the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in Saudi Arabia to establish a technical academy
  • Leadership Accelerating Business in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Mubadala; over 400 regional employees attend the program
  • Oil & Gas University in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Doha, Qatar Fact et GE in Middle East, North Africa and Turkey


  • Partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry to drive sustainable growth through industrialization, research & education
  • 125,000 sq ft Power Technology Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Ali A Tamimi & Sons Co.
  • Partnership with Mubadala Development Company in the UAE in commercial finance, clean energy research, aviation and corporate training
  • Emirates Test Engine facility in Dubai, in partnership with
  • Gulf Turbine Services, a world-class gas turbine repair facility, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
  • Global Water Sustainability Center – opened in April 2010 - as partnership between ConocoPhillips & GE Water to research and develop innovative water solutions
  • GE Saudi Water & Process Technology Center in Saudi Arabia
  • Joint venture with Sonatrach and Sonelgaz, ALGESCO, a turbomachinery equipment service center in Algeria
  • GE and MetCap Energy Investments to develop the world’s first Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle plant, based on the new FlexEfficiency* 50 technology, in Turkey
  • GE Transportation has strategic partnership with TÜLOMSAS, Turkey’s leader in locomotives manufacturing and maintenance
  • Middle East Engineering Ltd in Bahrain to service GE gas turbines in the region


  • GE Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, organizes blood donation camps, participated by its employees
  • GE Volunteers in UAE take part in desert clean-up operations; The Women’s Network has over 500 women supporting leadership, advancement and career development
  • GE is Saudi Talent Partner of Glowork, a Saudi-entity working to empower women at the workplace and to create job opportunities for young Saudi students and professionals

Recent Announcements

  • In January 2013, GE unveiled its new Saudi GE Innovation Center, the first milestone that is part of the US$1 billion investment commitment announced by the company last year
  • In January 2013, the Dubai Municipality in the UAE commissioned the region’s largest landfill gas recovery system at its Al Qusais Landfill site, which uses GE’s Jenbacher gas engine
  • In March, GE marked the fifth year of inauguration of the Hamma Seawater Desalination plant, Algiers city’s main supplier of potable water