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GE will demonstrate its commitment to the Saudi Arabia’s energy goals as the Gold Sponsor of the 10th annual Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF). At the event, to be held from January 12-14, 2015, in Riyadh, participants will see how GE’s most-advanced suite of power generation and water re-use technologies can help Saudi Arabia meet its growing demand for power and water. GE will also highlight its focus on localized innovation and the development of Saudi talent through various training initiatives.
One of the key power sector technologies GE will display at the Forum is its latest air-cooled H-class gas turbine technology. The 7HA gas turbine is the world’s largest and most-efficient 60-hertz gas turbine and leads the industry with cleaner, reliable and cost-efficient conversion of fuel to electricity. Combined cycle plants with 7HA turbines achieve more than 61% net/62% gross combined cycle efficiency based on industry estimates. Each 7HA in combined cycle can generate up to 500MW or enough power for half a million Saudi Arabia households.
Setting new performance standards
GE’s Power FlexEfficiency, a suite of hardware and software blended solutions that enable clients to unleash the full performance and long-term value of their existing GE F-Class gas turbine assets, will be another highlight. A leading example of Power FlexEfficiency at work is GE’s Advanced Gas Path (AGP), now being implemented in the Kingdom and setting new standards in performance.
Mohammed Mohaisen, CEO, GE Power Generation Products & Services Sales, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) said, “Through our participation at the Saudi Water & Power Forum, we aim to be closer to our partners and provide them a detailed overview of our commitment to R&D to develop new technologies that will add long-term value to their operations.”
Mohaisen added that GE’s advanced, high efficiency power generation technologies and proven service strategies provide customers in Saudi Arabia with industry-leading life-cycle value to achieve their desired business outcomes. “With a focus on localization and building a local supply chain, we are on track to roll out the first Saudi-manufactured gas turbine at our GE Manufacturing Technology Center in 2016.” During the Forum, Mohaisen will participate in a panel discussion, ‘10 Year Anniversary: Successes, Priorities and 10 Years Strategies for the Water & Power Sectors in the KSA’ on January 13.
The Saudi Water & Power Forum will also host the 2015 SWPF Awards, which celebrate excellence and outstanding achievements in the industry. Winners will be announced during the Inauguration Opening Ceremony on January 12, which will include remarks on the ‘Saudi Aramco/GE innovation challenge.’