GE's new Energy Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam. which opened on June 1, is the largest of its kind across the company. "We see this new Center as a regional hub for the energy industry which will effectively complement and boost current energy service capability. The Dammam facility will provide localized support in all engineering and commercial aspects, which is important for long-term sustainability."
At the plant opening, GE also announced an additional investment of $150 million for a Saudi manufacturing hub of equipment for the energy industry. Previously GE had invested $250 million. The hub will support more than 2,000 jobs.
The technology center consists of three key main components: a manufacturing facility of high technology equipment for the power, water and oil and gas industries; a service and repair center for advanced turbine equipment; and a training center that will offer the latest technology and managerial courses for college students, field engineers and other power industry professionals throughout the region.
The new technology center is developed in association with Ali A. Tamimi Co., GE's long-term joint venture partner. Both companies have been working closely together for almost 60 years.
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