GE to Showcase Broad Array of Renewable and Alternative Infrastructure Technologies Supporting Sustainable Development
As part of its global and regional commitment to meet customer demand for more energy efficient solutions, GE is playing a prominent role at the second annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) to be held in Abu Dhabi from January 19-21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.Â
GE is bringing together the combined strengths of its Energy, Water and Oil & Gas businesses to showcase advanced renewable and alternative energy technologies that can help its public and private sector customers meet their business and environmental objectives through optimizing the use of the Middle Eastâ€™s existing energy resources.
The Summit, presented by Masdar, an Abu Dhabi government initiative owned by Mubadala Development Company, is shining the international spotlight on Abu Dhabiâ€™s commitment and investment in advanced, cleaner energy and water treatment solutions to create a more sustainable model for the Middle East.
GE will showcase its diverse energy technologies, including wind, solar and biogas as well as advanced nuclear reactor solutions, at the event. Apart from sharing how its traditional steam turbine technology can be used in concentrated solar power plants, GE also will detail how its fuel-flexible turbines and integrated gasification systems can utilize heavy fuel oil or other difficult fuels, natural gas and industrial waste gases more efficiently to facilitate lower operator costs and reduce site emissions.
Recognizing the regionâ€™s growing need for fresh water, GE will display its portfolio of energy-efficient seawater and brackish water desalination systems that can provide sustainable new sources of fresh water for municipal and industrial uses. GEâ€™s expertise in water reuse further strengthens its customer offerings, with robust solutions that can restore wastewater to high quality and dramatically reduce demand on potable supplies.
At the Summit, GE will showcase ecomaginationÂ®, the companyâ€™s initiative to help meet customer demand for innovative solutions to environmental challenges.Â EcomaginationÂ® is part of the cleaner energy research and development initiatives encompassed in the partnership between Mubadala and GE announced in July 2008.
GE will be exhibiting in Booth 6200 at the Summit.Â Additionally, Steve Fludder, GEâ€™s Vice President of ecomaginationÂ®, will address the Summit keynote session entitled â€œWorld Future Energy Policy and Strategyâ€ on January 21 at 9:20 a.m.
GE has been active in the Middle East since the 1930s, and today has regional and project management offices, as well as local repair and service facilities, to serve its customers in the region.
About GE Energy
GE Energy (www.ge.com/energy) is one of the worldâ€™s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2007 revenue of US$22 billion. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.
GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that is built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.ge.com. GE is Imagination at Work.
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