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GE highlights cleaner and efficient technologies to 'Powering the Middle East Responsibly' at Power-Gen Middle East

February 04, 2013

  • Supporting Qatar's National Vision 2030, GE's new technologies help meet sustainability goals
  • New FlexEfficiency portfolio on showcase offers unprecedented flexibility and record-breaking efficiency
  • GE to also demonstrate its Heavy Fuel Oil combined cycle plant that serves as more efficient and cost-effective solution compared to traditional steam boiler technology

Doha, Qatar; February 5, 2013: Under the theme 'Powering the Middle East Responsibly,' GE (NYSE: GE) is highlighting its advanced portfolio of highly efficient and cleaner technologies that has the potential to significantly strengthen the region's energy sector efficiencies at Power-Gen Middle East, the premier industry event being held until February 6, 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.

GE is featuring its FlexEfficiency Portfolio that promotes energy efficiency as well as its new Heavy Fuel Oil combined cycle plant that is a more efficient and cost-effective solution compared to traditional steam boiler technology, at the event.

GE is also bringing focus to power plant upgrades and enhancements that enable energy producers to generate more reliable power when it's needed and, at the same time, strengthens their position as environmental stewards in the communities that they serve.

Mohammed Mohaisen, General Manager of Thermal Products & Power Generation Services for GE Power & Water in the Middle East, said: "Along with the rising demand for power in the Middle East, the regional governments are placing emphasis on strengthening energy sector efficiencies and promoting sustainable development by the judicious utilisation of its oil & gas reserves. With our theme 'Powering the Middle East Responsibly' we are underlining how the newest technologies by GE can contribute to increased efficiencies, cost-effectively while also promoting sustainability objectives."

The newest development in power plant technologies, GE's FlexEfficiency Portfolio redefines the standards of operational flexibility. Its portfolio comprises gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and enhanced plant controls, allowing operators to take full advantage of renewable energy resources coming on and off the grid. FlexEfficiency 60 also boosts energy efficiency by harnessing natural gas and enabling greater use of renewable energy -- key areas for Qatar.

Mohammed added: "GE has a strong history of partnerships in Qatar's energy sector, and with the new FlexEfficiency 60 Portfolio and the Heavy Fuel Oil combined cycle power plant technology showcased at Power-Gen Middle East, we are highlighting our commitment to work towards technology solutions that meet the requirements of our partners in the country."

At the heart of the new portfolio is the ecomagination-qualified FlexEfficiency Combined-Cycle Power Plant, the most flexible and most efficient power plant of its kind with the capability to reach greater than 61 percent thermal efficiency. It is an ideal fit for the region's energy sector, as it combines record-breaking efficiency while reducing emissions and providing unprecedented flexibility.

GE's HFO combined cycle technology has been specifically developed for the Middle East region, and is envisaged to considerably enhance efficiencies in the use of heavy fuel oil and conversion for power generation. It delivers a more efficient and cost-effective solution compared to traditional steam boiler technology, through short commissioning times, rugged components, and innovative materials for improved availability in harsh environments.

At GE's booth 5A01 at Power-Gen Middle East, the company is presenting a FlexEfficiency model, and an HFO interactive screen. Also on display is an interactive screen featuring different solutions that empower customers to manage and extend the power plant life cycle and advanced gas path. In addition, GE is showcasing the services, manufacturing and training capabilities at its GE Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, at the exhibition.

The newly expanded Center has a modern manufacturing facility of high-end equipment for the power, water and oil & gas industries; a service and repair center for advanced turbine components; a training center that offers the latest technology and managerial courses; a Repair Development Center; and a state-of-the-art high-speed balance facility.

Several GE business leaders are also sharing their expertise on various topics at the Power-Gen Middle East seminars. Paul Senett, Product line Leader, GE, will speak on 'Extending filter life and delivering better performance for gas turbines operating in harsh environment,' at 8.30am; Aileen Barton, Senior Product Manager, will address on 'Increasing power plant potential with technology solutions in a changing fuel landscape' at 10am and Jeffrey Goldmeer, 9F Marketing Manager, will speak on 'Gas turbine fuel flexibility with opportunity fuels and syngas from gasification' at 3.30pm on Feb. 5. Marcus Scholz, Product Line Leader of GE, will speak on 'FlexEfficiency 50 combined cycle power plant designed for high efficiency and reliability,' at 11am on Feb. 6.

With a presence spanning back over 80 years, and over 1,000 turbines with installed capacity of over 70 gigawatts (approximately half of the total installed power of the region), GE is a leader in supporting the Middle East region's needs for sustainable energy, water resources, and infrastructure growth. GE has been supporting Qatar's development for nearly 40 years today with advanced energy technology solutions and services as well as expanding investments and knowledge sharing initiatives.

Kelly Home
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
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Mohamed Tawil
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Caroline Wehbeh
GE Communications Leader, North Africa
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+971 4 429 6318

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