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GE's Distributed Power Expands Gas Compression Power Packager Program in Canada

April 01, 2015
  • Bidell is Announced as a New Platinum Participant in Canada
  • Services Enhancement Program Designed to Meet the Changing Needs of Customers in Gas Compression Applications
  • Program Seeks to Give End Users in Gas Compression Applications Greater Access to Genuine Waukesha Parts and Expert Service Technicians 

WAUKESHA, WIS.-April 1, 2015-GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) has expanded its new Gas Compression Power Packager program in Canada by adding Bidell Gas Compression as a new participant at the Platinum Level. The program is designed to provide customers in gas compression applications with enhanced access to genuine Waukesha parts and skilled service technicians. 

The program increases the opportunity for end users to access expert Waukesha gas engine service technicians in growing oil and gas spaces, like in Western Canada, through increased GE training to participating packaging companies.  End users in these spaces can benefit from reduced engine life cycle costs through increased access to proven, genuine Waukesha parts. As a Platinum-level participant, Bidell can purchase genuine Waukesha parts and services directly from GE.

“We are proud to partner with Bidell as a new Platinum participant in the Gas Compression Power Packager Program,” said Darryl Wilson, chief commercial officer for GE’s Distributed Power business. “The real winners here are our Canadian gas compression customers, which can benefit greatly from more service density and access to genuine Waukesha service products provided by Bidell under the program.”

Bidell is a major Canadian gas compression company and subsidiary of Total Energy Services Inc. (TSX: TOT) with headquarters in Calgary and field service locations throughout the country. Founded in 1988, Bidell has built and serviced a gas compression installed base exceeding an estimated 1 million horsepower, including its patented NOMAD trailer-mounted mobile units for customers operating in temporary and extremely remote applications. 

“Our participation in the new Gas Compression Power Packager Program is a win for our Waukesha end-user customers,” said Sean Ulmer, president of Bidell Gas Compression. “We will be able to provide our customers with faster and greater access to genuine Waukesha service products and skilled engine technicians to better support their operations as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.”  

About Bidell Gas Compression

Celebrating 27 years in business in 2015, Bidell, part of the Total Energy Services Inc. (TSX: TOT) group of companies, is a leading supplier of reciprocating and rotary screw natural gas compressors from 20 to 8,000 brake horsepower.

In addition to the sales and leasing of skid, NOMAD and trailer mounted compressors, Bidell has parts and service centers across Western Canada to quickly meet customers’ needs.

About GE’s Distributed Power Business

GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services focused on power generation at or near the point of use. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines and aeroderivative gas turbines that generate 100 kW to 100 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, Distributed Power offers life cycle services and support for more than 37,000 distributed power products worldwide to help customers meet their business challenges-anywhere and anytime.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs about 5,000 people around the world.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.

Susanne Reichelt
GE Power
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+43 5244 600 2382

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