GE's Distributed Power Expands Presence in Nigeria, Signing Waukesha Gas Engine Sales and Service Agreement with IGPES

GE signs Waukesha gas engines distributor agreement for Nigeria with IGPES Gas and Power. Pictured Left to Right: Lon Mahan, COO: IGPES Gas and Power; Uzoma Ekpecham, Managing Director/CEO: IGPES Gas and Power; Oluwatoyin Abegunde, Channel Partner Manager: GE’s Distributed Power; Sunny Okpodu, Business Development Manager: IGPES Gas and Power.
18 November 2014
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  • IGPES to Serve as GE's New Waukesha Gas Engine Distributor and Service Provider in Nigeria
  • Agreement to Enable Both Companies to Expand Presence in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry
  • Waukesha Units to Support Mechanical Drive, Gas Compression and Power Generation Needs
  • Agreement Underscores GE's Commitment to Support Nigeria's Growth in Energy Sector

Seeking to further expand its gas engine sales presence in Africa's oil and gas sector, GE's Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced IGPES Gas & Power Limited will serve as the new authorized distributor and service provider for GE's Waukesha gas engines and genuine parts in Nigeria.

IGPES Gas & Power is a subsidiary of IGPES Limited, a wholly owned Nigerian engineering services company. IGPES has an extensive footprint in the Nigerian oil and gas industry by providing integrated engineering, procurement and construction services across the energy value chain.

"Our new distribution and services agreement with GE gives IGPES access to a gas engine technology that is highly regarded within the global oil and gas industry for its operational flexibility and durability," said Uzoma Ekpecham, managing director and CEO IGPES Gas and Power.

The new agreement will enable both IGPES and GE to support an even wider range of oil and gas production projects throughout Nigeria as Waukesha gas engines are ideally suited for a variety of on-site mechanical drive, gas compression and power generation applications.

"This agreement will bring quality service delivery to both existing and new Waukesha gas engine customers in Nigeria," said George Njenga, sub-Saharan Africa leader for GE's Distributed Power business. "It is a testament of GE's commitment to bring more distributed power solutions to our customers in both mechanical drive and power generation applications. IGPES has built a strong service track record in Nigeria's oil and gas sector and will extend this record of excellence to GE customers."

Sub-Saharan Africa is an important region for GE, which launched its Distributed Power business for Africa in Nigeria in 2014, building on GE's corporate commitment to help address the continent's need for more reliable, local energy supplies that can promote greater economic development and security in urban and rural areas. GE already has an installed base of 150 Waukesha gas engines in Nigeria.

In addition to seeking future Waukesha gas engine projects, GE's Distributed Power has announced other recent projects in Nigeria involving other parts of its portfolio:

In September 2014, GE's Distributed Power announced U.K.-based distributed power provider Clarke Energy will supply five of GE's newest 616 diesel engine technology to Flour Mills of Nigeria plc., representing GE's first sales of the 616 and delivering up to 12.5 megawatts (MW) of electrical power or enough to power 33,000 Nigerian homes. Two of the units will be used at the Kano facility in northern Nigeria. The other three 616 units will be installed at Flour Mills' facility in Apapa, Lagos. This site already features 11 of GE's Jenbacher J620 gas engines. The diesel units will provide backup generating capacity in the event of maintenance on the site's existing power equipment or in the event of a gas supply failure.

In August 2014, GE's Distributed Power announced it supplied Genesis—GEL Utility Limited with three 25-MW, trailer-mounted, TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines to generate uninterrupted power at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's state oil refinery at Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

About IGPES

IGPES is a wholly owned Nigerian company with over fourteen (14) years' experience in Nigeria. We are an integrated Engineering, Design, Project Management, Procurement, Manufacturer and Construction service provider in the Oil & Gas, Power and Petrochemical & Chemical Sector. IGPES enjoy a track record of successful project completion within challenging schedules.

About GE's Distributed Power Business

GE Power & Water's Distributed Power business is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services focused on power generation at or near the point of use. Distributed Power's product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines and aeroderivative gas turbines that generate 100 kW to 100 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, Distributed Power offers life cycle services and support for more than 37,000 distributed power products worldwide to help customers meet their business challenges—anywhere and anytime.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs about 5,000 people around the world.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

About GE Power & Water

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world's most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water's six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE's largest industrial business.

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For more information, contact:

Martina Streiter

GE Distributed Power

+43 5244 600 2470

martina.streiter@ge.com

Gina DeRossi or Howard Masto

Masto Public Relations

+1 518 786 6488

gina.derossi@mastopr.com

howard.masto@ge.com

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