GE (NYSE:GE), a long-standing growth partner in the Middle East's energy and water sectors, is showcasing its latest technology solutions and services at the Power-Gen Middle East 2010 conference taking place at the Qatar International Exhibition Centre in Doha from October 4-6, 2010.
Highlighting the importance of more efficient technology towards the strategic development of electricity and water sectors, the organizer, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation, has chosen "New Solutions for Power generation and Water production Challenges" as the theme for Power-Gen Middle East, 2010. This is also the first time in the event's 10-year history that the conference is being held in Doha. Cleaner, smarter, more efficient energy is needed to sustain the growth of the energy and water sectors in the region, said Joseph Anis, GE Energy's president for the Middle East. "GE is working closely with our customers, in the public and private sectors, to deliver advanced technology solutions and services tailored to the meet the rise in demand for energy as well as fulfill their environmental responsibilities".
GE's advanced technologies are helping energy companies in the region to increase production and comply with increasingly rigorous emissions standards. A number of GE Energy business leaders will be giving presentations around cleaner, smarter and more efficient technology solutions, which address this year's conference theme. GE speakers include:
Keramat Fakhari, Heavy Duty Gas Turbines product manager – GE Energy: "Optimized Liquid Fuel Power Plant Solution for Gas Turbine Combined Cycle." (Tuesday, Oct. 5)
Mohamed Bennoudi, manager - sales application engineering - GE Energy - Middle East & Africa, UAE: Chairing panel on "Gas turbine augmentation." (Tuesday, Oct. 5)
Arlie Martin, product manager- GE Energy; co-author Bryan Sixberry, product manager - GE Energy: "GE's Next 7FA; 60 Hz F-class Technology." (Tuesday, Oct. 5)
Luis Carvalho, principal engineer, water & process technologies- GE Energy, Canada: Steam Cycle Track / "The Mitigation of Flow-Accelerated Corrosion in Combined Cycle and Cogeneration Plants -- Best Available Practice." (Tuesday, Oct. 5)
Nicholas Miller, director, energy consulting - GE Energy; co-authors Kara Clark, principal engineer - energy consulting - GE Energy and Debbie Law, U.S. National Renewable Laboratory: Power Grids - Current & Future / "Advanced Grids with High Wind Penetration & Flexible Thermal Generation" (Wednesday, Oct. 6)
Vijay Wad, Principal Engineer - GE Energy, India: Controls & Monitoring Track / "GE's Mark VIe Integrated Control System Helping to Meet Saudi Arabia's Growing Power and Water Needs."
Shereif Alsayed, water & process technologies - GE Energy, UAE: Water Track/ Serving as chair of panel on "Water Re-Use." This session will examine water re-use examples and potential issues as the industry has been forced to recover and recycle water in a number of ways due to water scarcity concerns and escalating fresh water costs. (Wednesday, Oct. 6)
At Booth H-6 on the exhibition floor, GE is also highlighting its portfolio of advanced power and water technologies, its wide range of transmission and distribution services as well as its extensive local and international engineering and maintenance service solutions.
GE has been active in the Middle East since the 1930s and has management and project management offices as well as local repair and service facilities to serve customers throughout the region. GE Energy has installed 1,000 turbines and has over 1,400 employees across the Middle East, while GE's oil & gas and water & process technologies businesses also play major roles in the development of the region's infrastructure.