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Transcorp Ughelli Power Ltd (TUPL), the power subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), and General Electric (GE) have signed an agreement to expand the capacity of TUPL's Ughelli power plant by 1000MW over the next 3 to 5 years. Both parties have also signed a separate agreement to rehabilitate the damaged GT 15 turbine at the Ughelli plant, which will add 115MW to the plant's output. Currently, the Transcorp Ughelli power plant generates 360MW of electricity, up from 160MW on November 1, when Transcorp took ownership of the plant.
photo: CEO of GE Jeff Immelt and Chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu witnessed an agreement signed by CEO of Transcorp Obinna Ufudo and Jay Ireland President and CEO GE Africa to add another 1000MW to the existing 1000MW capacity, creating a total capacity of 2000MW, at the Transcorp Ughelli Power Plant in Delta State.
Efforts to increase access to power infrastructure in Africa have received a boost with a $350 million financing agreement between global infrastructure giants GE and Standard Bank. The partnership seeks to provide affordable access to power infrastructure to augment traditional large scale grid capacity development.
photo: Jay Ireland and CEO of Stanbic IBTC signing the $350 million Distributed Power agreement between GE Africa and Standard Bank
GE and Nigeria
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GE Aviation's long-standing partnership with Arik Air has fast tracked its expansion into a leading African airline company. This has enabled Arik Air to contribute to Nigeria's economic growth and cement its role as an enabler of regional and international travel connectivity between Africa and the world.
GE in Egypt
GE has been present in Egypt since 1974 with a commitment to being a long term and strategic partner to the country. Over the years GE has partnered with the public and private sector on projects to provide technology solutions aligned with Egypts infrastructure needs. In Egypt, GE works to partner across different sectors including energy, aviation, oil & gas, healthcare and transportation to power, move, cure and build the country.
GE in Ghana
See GE's impact at the Apam and Asesewa Government hospitals in Ghana, where improvements in equipment and hospital practices are helping to get better healthcare to more people.
General Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Cross River State to upgrade and equip the mechanical/electrical workshops of the Government Technical College, Ikot-Effanga, Calabar Cross River State, at a cost of $2 million. The school may become a training ground for technicians to feed GE multibillion dollar factory in Calabar.
photo: Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, with GE global Supply Chain Leader Phil Griffith and Human Resources Senior Executive Tamla Oates Forney after signing the MOU in Calabar, Nigeria
General Electric (GE), a global technology and infrastructure company says its global rating as the world's best company for leadership is due to its human resource leadership philosophy which inspires its employees to be the very best in their respective e specialties.
Susan Peters, GE's Senior Vice- President for Human Resources made this known while presenting a keynote address to the Lagos Business School Alumni Association of the Pan Atlantic University (PAU) in Lagos on Thursday, 31 January 2014.
Leading infrastructure and technology company GE and Nigerias Bank of Industry (BOI) have announced plans to cooperate in creating affordable financing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the infrastructure sector.
These plans would see funding support to the tune of US$ 500 million made available to SMEs from critical sectors including healthcare, power, and transportation who meet the criteria for selection.
Port-Harcourt In furtherance of its strategic drive to significantly improve the local content of its respective businesses in Nigeria, leading global Infrastructure and Technology Company, General Electric (GE) has expanded the offerings of its Technology Service Centre in Port Harcourt Nigeria to include facilities for AERO Derivative Level II maintenance.
GE Africa has today in Nairobi launched the first GE Africa Learning Advisory Board that will provide thought leadership and support for GEs Africas talent and skills development strategy. Kenyas Principal Secretary for Science and Technology Professor Colletta Suda officiated at the launch at the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi Kenya.
Three Kenyan and three Nigerian companies have emerged winners of the inaugural Africa GE-USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge. The winners were announced at a grand gala event held in Lagos, Nigeria on 21st November. Each will receive grants of up to $ 100,000 to support their initiatives.
GE South Africa last week in partnership with employees and GE Africa - Corporate Social Responsibility made a donation of R100 000.00 to the SOS Childrens Village in Mamelodi East of Pretoria. The donation was handed over to the home by Ian Graham, CFO Oil & Gas Sub Saharan Africa and Southern Africa - & Global Growth Operations.
Sasol and General Electric (GE: NYSE)s GE Power & Water division have together developed new water technology that will clean waste water, while also providing biogas as a by-product for power generation. This new technology, known as Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology (AnMBR), will be further developed at a new demonstration plant at Sasols R&D Campus at its Sasol One Site in Sasolburg.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: GE (NYSE: GE): GE Africa Healthymagination has donated handheld ultrasound devices and related equipment worth $87 000 USD (140 940 000 TZS) to the Kisarawe District Hospital in Kisarawe, in the Pwani District of Tanzania, providing pregnant women in rural areas with access to free ultrasound services.
GE Africa has announced a partnership worth up to $5 million (R50million) with the Johannesburg-based African Leadership Academy (ALA), which aims to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting the next generation of African leaders.