GE cuts ribbon on Qatar research centre
Advanced Technology and Research Centre will drive economic growth
Power giant GE has inaugurated its new $50m Advanced Technology and Research Centre at Qatar’s Science and Technology Park, in order to focus on applied research and knowledge transfer in areas that drive the nation’s social and economic growth.
Attended by H.E Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of Emiri Diwan, inauguration of the centre marks a leap forward in GE’s growth outlook in the Middle East. In Qatar, the company has been providing gas turbines, compressors and other equipment to support the nation’s utilities for 35 years, and the 20,000 square metre centre will see research in key areas for Qatar, including oil and gas. It also complements its National Vision 2030 plan, to promote human, social, economic and environmental development - a key component in the country’s efforts to build a knowledge-based, sustainable economy.