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NDT.net Issue - 2014-12 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2014-12
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

GE Measurement & Control, a GE Oil & Gas Business Unveils New Technology Solutions Center in Singapore

GE Inspection Technologies GmbH310, Hürth, Germany

State-of-the-Art Facility Offers Interactive Customer Experiences in a Real-World Industrial Environment

SINGAPORE, 12 November 2014– GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Technology Solutions Center (TSC) in Singapore. An invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony, customers will tour the facility and experience the complete GE Measurement & Control product portfolio installed in a real-world industrial environment to stimulate the most demanding applications across the oil, gas and power generation industries.

The facility which is part of GE Oil & Gas has merged its customer application and aftermarket center in a new location that has 5,176 square meter of space. The complete GE Measurement & Control product portfolio will now be available under one hub to optimise plant operations, maximise the value of equipment, and enable successful expansion with on-time projects and lower long-term maintenance expenses. At the TSC, GE customers can participate in training sessions, demonstrations and customization exercises through a series of interactive interfaces and multimedia presentations designed to address their unique needs. On-site GE domain experts offer one-on-one support, helping customers to operate safely while maximizing plant uptime and efficiency.

“At GE Measurement & Control, we are dedicated to fueling the future and providing comprehensive industrial healthcare for customers’ critical assets across our industrial and manufacturing environments. We continually explore solutions for tomorrow and keep our customers at the forefront of quality, safety, service and productivity,” said Loh Ming Kit, Regional General Manager Asia, GE Measurement & Control for GE Oil & Gas.

This opening is an important step in strengthening GE's presence in the oil and gas sector by having a centralized structure, standardized processes, better coverage as well as easier access to the knowledge pool of experts all located in one hub to help generate customers’ product solutions.

The construction was completed on-time within 6 months enabling both the aftermarket centre from Tuas and customer application center from Kaki Bukit to relocate to Lok Yang in July and September this year respectively.

Bringing the two centers together supports GE’s efforts to align its production to new customer needs and to extend its technology capability locally and regionally throughout Asia Pacific.

GE in Singapore
General Electric (GE) was one of the pioneering companies who invested in Jurong in 1969. Our operations have developed in tandem with Singapore’s aspirations – from low wage assembly to a high technology, value adding solutions provider, regional commercial and financial services hub.

All 8 of GE’s businesses (Aviation, Capital, Energy Management, Healthcare, Lighting, Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Transportation) are present in Singapore. The 3400+ employees here, of which 1500 are professionals, represent our largest talent pool in ASEAN, including centres for water R&D and application development for asset health monitoring.

Singapore plays a key role in GE’s mutual growth strategy with the Asia Pacific region, adding innovation, infrastructure modernization and development of cutting-edge technologies to the established manufacturing core.

About GE Measurement & Control
GE Measurement & Control is a leading innovator in advanced, sensor-based measurement; non-destructive testing and inspection; flow and process control; turbine, generator and plant controls; and condition monitoring. Providing healthcare for our customers’ most critical assets, we deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, metals and transportation. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Measurement & Control has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas. For further information, visit http://www.ge.com.

About GE Oil & Gas
GE Oil & Gas works on the things that matter in the oil and gas industry. In collaboration with our customers, we push the boundaries of technology to bring energy to the world. From extraction to transportation to end use, we address today's toughest challenges in order to fuel the future. Follow GE Oil & Gas on Twitter @GE_OilandGas.

For more information, please contact:
Grace Low, Communications Regional Leader, ASEAN
GE Global Operations
T: +60 3 22671913 office / +60 12 5788003
E: grace.low@ge.com

Caroline Au
T: +65 6213 5539
E: Caroline.au@ge.com

Visit: GE Inspection Technologies GmbH

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