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GE Energy inaugurated the GE Saudi Water & Process Technology Center

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Glen Messina of GE Water (left) and Tariq Ali Al Tamimi of the Tamimi Group open the centre.
Glen Messina of GE Water (left) and Tariq Ali Al Tamimi of the Tamimi Group open the centre.

GE Energy has announced that it has inaugurated the GE Saudi Water & Process Technology Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

According to the company the new Technology Center incorporates a blending plant for water treatment chemicals and offers advanced water, water reuse, waste water and process solutions to local and regional customers.

It is the second GE Water facility in the Gulf, following a recently opened manufacturing facility and office complex in Dubai, UAE. The new center is a joint venture between GE and Al Tamimi Group, a leading Saudi Arabian engineering and construction firm with which GE has had a relationship since 1957.

“This technology center exemplifies our commitment to partner in the infrastructure development of Saudi Arabia,” Glen Messina, CEO of the Chemicals & Monitoring Solutions business for GE Water, a business unit of GE Energy said.

“GE has been a successful growth partner for the public and private sector companies in the country since 1942. Today, GE is more than 600 people strong in the Kingdom and we continue to invest here as part of our company’s localization initiative,” he added.

The 7,500 m2 facility will add more than 10,000 metric tonnes of new chemical production capability and an additional 1,150 m2 of chemical and equipment storage.

The facility will initially blend a number of chemical products used in many industries, including power, refinery, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing. The facility will also serve the municipal water and wastewater sector.

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