Dubai, UAE: In continuation of its commitment to further strengthen collaborations with regional suppliers, GE Gas Power organized the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) Partnership Summit 2021. Representatives of up to 220 organizations from over 30 countries attended the event, which was held under the theme“Grow Global Reach, Drive Regional Impact”.
Joseph Anis, President and CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East, and Africa said, “At GE, we are driven by the vision of a world that works better, and our suppliers are critical partners in helping us realize this goal. We remain committed to growing local entrepreneurship and strengthening the regional supplier ecosystem across the power sector because by cooperating closely, we can find better, faster, and more economical solutions to address our customers' needs. In doing so, we can all grow faster together, while contributing towards economic diversification, job creation, and national development objectives.”
In 2020, GE Gas Power worked with over 650 suppliers within region as well as globally, to support various services and projects across MEASA. Additionally, GE Gas Power actively developed over 125 regional companies for worldwide requirements, to meet global standards of safety, quality, delivery, and competitiveness.
The Partnership Summit is held annually and enables participants to identify the opportunities and address the challenges of delivering cleaner, more accessible energy that people depend on across the region. This year's event had a special focus on adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and a rapidly evolving energy landscape focused on addressing the need for more sustainable, affordable, and reliable power. It was organized as a week-long virtual forum that included broadcasts, online trainings, an interactive question and answer session, as well as one-on-one meetings between various suppliers and GE's leadership teams. The agenda encompassed sessions on safety and compliance; the future of energy across MEASA; regional market dynamics; deep dives on key products, services, and projects; supply chain and sourcing overviews; the benefits of inclusion and diversity at the workplace; and cyber-security.
The Summit also included a 'Key Suppliers' awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of organizations that delivered exceptional outcomes in the areas of Quality, Safety, Delivery, Competitiveness, and Culture. From the UAE, Osborne Engineering LLC and Kamlesh Trading were recognized in the 'Quality' category for collaborating to deliver an excellent customer experience.
GE has supported the development of the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC's) energy infrastructure for over 80 years. Today, GE-built power generation technologies are installed in up to 350 sites across the region, generating up to half of the GCC's power.
GE's investments in the GCC include a service center in Jebel Ali, Dubai, which provides maintenance, testing, and repair solutions for generators and gas turbines; the GE Manufacturing and Technology Center (GEMTEC) campus in Dammam, which includes a Service and Repairs Center for gas turbines, a Hot & Harsh Research & Development (R & D) Center, a Monitoring & Diagnostics Center for the remote monitoring of power generation assets, as well as GE Saudi Advanced Turbines (GESAT), a joint investment by Dussur and GE to manufacture gas turbines and components in the Kingdom; and the GE Kuwait Technology Center (GEKTC), a first-of-its-kind facility in the country that includes training, tooling, and R & D cells.
GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse, and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers.
About GE Gas Power:
GE Gas Power is a world leader in natural gas power technology, services and solutions. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are providing more advanced, cleaner and efficient power that people depend on today and building the energy technologies of the future. With the world's largest installed base of gas turbines and more than 600 million operating hours across GE's installed fleet, we offer advanced technology and a level of experience that's unmatched in the industry to build, operate and maintain leading gas power plants.
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