GE Energy opens optimization, control center in Asia
Providing experience with products and solutions that improve plant reliability and productivity is among the goals of the new Customer Application Center of GE Energy ’s optimization and control business, opening this month in Singapore. The operation is directed, in particular, at local users in power generation, oil and gas, pulp and paper, cement, and mining industries.
The center is the first in Asia for GE Energy and second of several being implemented globally to provide tailored systems for plant asset management, plant distributed control, and reliability. It will allow those in Asia to become aware of and learn about technology trends in plant optimization and controls, says the company. The center, adds Daniel Heintzelman, president of GE Energy’s services business, “allows customers to become more involved in the selection, testing, and training of optimization and control equipment and services.”
The 15,000-sq-ft facility includes a product demonstration center and training center that will offer educational programs, conferences, custom product training, and hands-on operation of state-of-the-art plant asset management equipment and plant control system software. It will also host a remote machinery diagnostics center and facility for engineering and stage testing machinery protection and control systems.
GE maintains a wide range of activities in Singapore from manufacturing to administrative, employing some 1,600 workers with a total revenue originating from the country of close to $1 billion. More on business and investment in Singapore is available from the Singapore Economic Development Board , which plans and executes development strategies in the region.
— Jeanine Katzel , senior editor, Control Engineering
|Search the online Automation Integrator Guide|
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.