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GE Investing in Russia

Posted on March 6, 2009

GE Energy has opened a new sales, services and technology center in Moscow. The office will allow GE to respond to the needs of regional municipal, utility and industrial customers as Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) seek to modernize their energy and petrochemical infrastructure systems.

The new facility is part of GE’s strategy to expand its local operations in Russia. Through the center, GE will be able to more effectively expand and integrate the activities of its Power & Water, Energy Services and Oil & Gas divisions with those of its customers and partners in the region. An important feature of the new Moscow site is its product demonstration and training area, where educational programs, conferences, product training and hands-on operational experience will be offered to employees of both GE and its customers. This area is part of an expanded Optimization & Control Customer Application Center (CAC), where customers can learn about GE’s latest plant optimization & control technology. Customers can also obtain hands-on experience with the advanced technology equipment and receive training for their employees.

The CAC also features demonstration capabilities for GE’s Oilfield Technology product line used for advanced, “smarter” oil and gas exploration and production. These products are of interest to oilfield service customers involved in both offshore and onshore drilling and production activities. GE is offering this capability in Moscow in addition to previously opened CACs in Florence, Italy; Singapore; Shanghai, China; and Houston, Texas, U.S.A., with additional ones planned to open later in 2009.

For more information: WWW.GE.COM

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