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GE Launches Industrial Internet Solutions, Predictivity™ and its KL-based remote monitoring and diagnostic centre, iCenter

  • Predictivity™ harnesses the power of the Industrial Internet to connect people, machines, and industrial big data, to deliver better outcomes
  • Malaysian “iCenter”, one of three oil and gas global centers, monitors over 800 gas turbines and compressors in 27 countries

On 21st October 2014, GE announced the launch of Predictivity™, the company’s portfolio of Industrial Internet solutions to help customers across major industries in the Asia Pacific region reach new levels of productivity. Leveraging big data from intelligent machines and predictive analytics, Predictivity™ will help leading industry players particularly in the oil and gas sector, meet the region’s growing energy needs, while managing operational and capital efficiency.

As a showcase of the company’s continued commitment to the region, GE Oil & Gas’ monitoring and diagnostics facility, the iCenter, was also officiated at an event co-organized with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). The launch ceremony in KL Sentral was officiated by Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, CEO of PEMANDU; and graced by Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE; and Datuk Phang Ah Tong, Deputy CEO of MIDA. Also at the event were Stu Dean, CEO of GE ASEAN; Visal Leng, General Manager, AsiaPac, GE Oil & Gas; as well as Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia.

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From left to right: Visal Leng, General Manager, AsiaPac, GE Oil & Gas; Stu Dean, CEO of GE ASEAN; Datuk Phang Ah Tong, Deputy CEO of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA); Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department & CEO of PEMANDU; Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia; Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman & CEO of GE; Suhaimi Yassin, Senior GM, Project Procurement Management Department, PETRONAS; and Mohd Pahmi Mokhtar, Country Lead, GE Oil and Gas.

GE is on track to deliver more than US$1B in incremental revenue this year from 40 Industrial Internet offerings, with US$1.3B in orders, helping customers throughout the world improve asset performance management and business operations. In addition, Predix, GE’s software platform that powers the Industrial Internet, will be made available to any company in 2015, allowing them to create and deploy their own customized industry apps at speed and scale to better manage the performance of their assets.

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“Predictivity harnesses the power of the Industrial Internet to connect people, machines, and industrial big data, to deliver better outcomes for customers,” said Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE. “The more we can connect, monitor and manage the world’s machines, the more insight and visibility we can give our customers to reduce unplanned downtime and increase predictability.”

GE Predictivity™ represents the overarching portfolio of GE’s Industrial Internet solutions and is powered by the Predix™ software platform, which was created to handle the highly complex scale, volume, velocity, security and regulations associated with industrial data. The potential for improved asset performance management is particularly great for GE’s customers in the oil and gas sector where production costs continue to escalate and safety, productivity and efficiency is critical to remain competitive and positioned for growth.

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From left to right: Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Jeffrey R. Immelt, Stu Dean, Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun. Bottom: GE Oil & Gas staff. 

GE Oil & Gas’ Monitoring & Diagnostics technology is deployed on over 800 gas turbines and compressors in 27 countries, from LNG, through to Offshore and pipeline applications. Diagnostic Engineers in GE’s iCenters can call upon more than 11 million hours of machine data, from countries around the globe, gathered from intelligent sensors and allied with the power of big data and analytics to provide customers with recommendations to ensure that their equipment is performing at the best of its capabilities, and avoid unplanned issues.

The iCenter in KL is one of three global centers strategically set up in different time zones to ensure 24×7 monitoring and diagnostics services for GE’s installed fleet of turbomachinery for customers throughout the world. The goal of the iCenter is to enhance rotating equipment availability, reliability and performance through Predictivity™ solutions.

The iCenter in KL is fully integrated with the centers in Florence, Italy and Houston, Texas to guarantee direct access to discipline experts during critical events. The iCenter’s operations are managed by local engineers in line with GE’s commitment to supporting the growth of Malaysian talent.

According to Datuk Phang Ah Tong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MIDA, “the establishment of GE’s iCentre is certainly in line with Malaysia’s aspiration to strengthen the oil & gas industrial cluster. The center complements the oil & gas eco-system as it provides critical support services to the oil & gas companies. We believe that such an establishment will also provide impetus to attract other major oil & gas players to establish their presence, here. We are happy to note that our local talents are also involved in managing the iCentre. This reflects GE’s unwavering dedication and contribution towards human capital development of Malaysia.”

“Kuala Lumpur was selected as a location for the iCenter as a demonstration of GE’s commitment to the growth of the region’s oil and gas sector,” said Visal Leng, General Manager, AsiaPac, GE Oil & Gas

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“Basing the iCenter, and GE Oil & Gas’ overall operations within the capital city made the most sense in terms of market stability, regional access and connectivity, quality of talent, cost of living, and strong infrastructure. GE’s office at 1Sentral not only serves as the ASEAN corporate headquarters but is also the Asia Pacific headquarters for Oil & Gas, more specifically our Turbomachinery Solutions and Downstream Technology Solutions businesses.”

 

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