GE Continues to Invest in Russian Energy Sector
Reinforcing its commitment to support the development of Russia’s energy infrastructure, GE Energy has signed an agreement to build a new facility in the Kaluga Region—about 180 kilometers southwest of Moscow—that will provide services for GE power generation equipment installed in Russia and the Central Asian States.
The new Kaluga facility will include an office building and industrial shop, and in its first phase will handle the repair and service of GE heavy-duty gas turbine components. GE Energy anticipates that the facility, once fully operational, will employ between 50 to 100 highly skilled Russian engineers and service staff. Commissioning and startup of the center is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.
The announcement to build the Kaluga service center follows the opening earlier this month of a new GE Energy sales, services and technology center in Moscow. Currently, 140 people work for GE Energy in Russia, but GE expects that workforce to grow as the company continues its localization efforts in the country and as customers modernize their energy assets.
The Kaluga service center will include an office building and an industrial shop dedicated to the latest technologies for the repair of heavy-duty gas turbine nozzles, transition pieces, combustion liners, power nozzles and rotors; and the repair and overhaul of Jenbacher gas engines.
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