GE opens Monitoring & Diagnostic Centre in Dubai
Monitoring of power plants will minimise downtime of critical machinery.
GE Power & Water has announced the launch of its Monitoring & Diagnostic Centre in its Dubai Media City office.
The facility will focus on supporting the projects of GE’s regional partners with real-time monitoring.
Operating on a 24x7 basis, the centre will incorporate a variety of systems focused on predictive measures.
Continual monitoring of power generation turbines and plants will allow service teams to react faster and minimise downtime of critical machinery.
Azeez Mohammed, president & CEO, Power Generation services, MEA, said: “The new M&D Centre is a critical investment by GE in the region to support our power sector partners in scaling up their efficiency. Opening the Center here in Dubai also underlines our commitment to the region to be closer to our partners and provide them real-time support.
“The Centre leverages our Industrial Internet technologies that integrate the power of the human brain with big data, advanced analytics and heavy duty machinery. This is particularly relevant to the region, which faces the challenge of meeting increasing demand for power and emphasizes on sustainable development of the energy sector.”
In Atlanta, US, the company operates a similar centre that has reportedly saved GE’s North American partners an estimated $70mn in 2014, up from $53.9mn in 2013.