GE today revealed details of innovations it’s been working on to redefine how the world generates, moves and consumes energy. As GE executives and engineers shared ideas with leaders of top engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, they showcased several recent breakthroughs that are changing how GE customers perform their core business functions. The advanced technologies are a direct result of in-depth customer relationships GE is building to create solutions that meet customer needs and objectives.
GE made the announcements at its Global Summit of EPC leaders taking place this week in Florence, Italy. EPC companies are the primary builders and designers of power plants and major energy projects worldwide.
“Manufacturers, builders, utilities and industrial companies have been talking about re-imagining electricity for decades. GE and its EPC partners are turning the discussion into deliverables,” said Keiran Coulton, president, Global Industries, GE Energy. “Since the strength of our EPC relationships is one of the keys to our success in re-thinking and revitalizing infrastructure, we thought it was fitting to share details from some recent breakthroughs with our partners here this week.”
EPC companies are becoming increasingly important in the worldwide efforts to modernize energy infrastructure, power emerging economies and meet our ever-increasing need for electricity. As engineering and application experts, they can objectively choose innovators and specialists to help design the right solution for each individual energy challenge.
The project details GE shared with its EPC audience included new technologies, applications and research initiatives to drive cleaner, more productive energy that can meet needs for increased capacity, efficiency, reliability and flexibility.
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GE (ge.com) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.
GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management and GE Oil & Gas—work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.
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