“The EMAL expansion project is another example of the growing opportunities in the Middle East and worldwide where we can apply our technology for projects that use the power primarily for industrial processes,” said Paul Browning, president and CEO—thermal products for GE Power & Water. “The advanced GE technology and services packages meet EMAL’s growing business goals, as well as the UAE’s overall goals for industrial production.”As previously announced, EMAL Phase I includes six GE Frame 9F 3-series gas turbines. Under the GE upgrade package, four of the units will receive DLN 2.6+ upgrades and six will receive compressor enhancements and cooling optimization packages. Installation of the first upgrade package is expected to begin in Q1 of 2013. Under a separate contractual service agreement (CSA), which will replace the existing CSA for Phase 1, GE will deliver long-term maintenance support for GE gas turbines at both EMAL Phase 1 and Phase 2. This agreement will help the complex with improved performance, predictable maintenance costs and will provide access to GE’s latest technology and global experience. To date, GE has long-term agreements in place at more than 700 sites worldwide. Through all components of the project, GE is tapping into the power of the Industrial Internet to help EMAL’s facility perform with more efficiency and predictability. By connecting data analytics, technological advancements and 130 years of power generation expertise, GE has customized a lifecycle solution that makes EMAL’s assets smarter and more adaptable to their operating environment. Active in the Middle East since the 1930s, GE’s presence today comprises an array of established projects across the region via strategic partnerships, investments and solutions, with a focus on infrastructure development and major challenges such as cleaner energy and water scarcity. Through business offerings that include power, water, health, aviation and more, GE is able to be a partner in the UAE’s quest to solve its toughest challenges.
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