signed contracts for more than $500 million to supply power generation equipment and services for the largest water and power project in Bahrain,
said Thursday, according to reports.
GE said the plant is expected to provide 1,250 megawatts of power, equivalent to 30% of Bahrain's existing electricity grid output, and 48 million gallons of desalinated water per day,
says the contract is part of GE's continuation of a push for a greater presence in the Middle East to counteract troubles in its domestic U.S. market.
GE has signed more than $6 billion of contracts in the Middle East during the past year, the