GE Global Research Begins Construction Of New Building

By The Business Review (Albany)

Construction is underway on a 11,250-square-foot building on the northwest end of the GE Global Research Centerâ¿¿s sprawling campus in Niskayuna, New York.

The facility will enable the company to speed the development of technologies that serve the energy, oil, gas and aviation businesses, said Todd Alhart, company spokesman.

⿿It will enable us to go from testing of product components to sub-system level developments for GE⿿s turbines, motors and aircraft engines,⿝ Alhart said.

⿿Often times technologies you develop in the lab can behave differently when you try to scale them up,⿝ he said. ⿿With the ability to test at the sub-system level, it will help spot and address any potential issues much earlier.⿝

No additional employees will be hired to staff the facility, which is expected to be up and running by the second quarter of 2012.

The Niskayuna planning board approved the plans last week, the final step before construction could begin.

Clough Harbor Tech Services is the general contractor.

⿿We⿿re in the process of determining what the final cost of the project will be,⿝ Alhart said.

About 2,000 people work at the 550-acre campus.

GE has invested more than $150 million in renovations and expansions at the research center over the past decade.

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