• reUp Remanufactured Parts Maximize Performance and Long-Term Availability;
• Waukesha Gas Engine Sales and Service Providers in North America Offering reUp Parts;
• Initiative Highlights GE’s Commitment to Support Customers’ Equipment Reliability Needs.
With GE’s Waukesha units supporting gas compression and power generation projects around the world, the new reUp service program is aimed at maximizing the performance and the long-term availability of the engines to help customers meet their critical production goals.
Building on the company’s expertise as the original manufacturer and services provider of Waukesha gas engines, under the reUp program, GE will remanufacture engine components to their original specifications while also incorporating the latest engineering updates to maximize performance and reduce the risks of equipment failure and unplanned downtime for service.
GE announced its new reUp service initiative during the Gas Machinery Research Council’s 2012 Gas Machinery Conference in Austin. The program is first being offered to customers in North America before it is expanded to other regions of the world.
“Our new reUp program bolsters our ability to meet the performance and availability needs of our customers,” said Bob Hutchinson, global services leader for GE’s Waukesha gas engines division. “We are not just offering reconditioned parts. Our reUp parts will deliver the same—or a better—level of performance compared to the original parts. Not only will we remanufacture components to their original specifications, but we also will incorporate the latest engineering updates.”
As part of the initial North American introduction, GE’s reUp program covers four “program parts” for Waukesha gas engines: VHP Series 4 cylinder heads, VGF cylinder heads and VHP/VGF connecting rods. Over the next month, GE will expand the scope of its reUp program with additional reUp parts for Waukesha engines to be made available in 2013.
“GE’s reUp program is designed to meet the company’s rigorous standards and specifications for GE’s Gas Engines quality, underscoring the commitment to providing our customers with a high level of service,” Hutchinson said.
GE’s Waukesha, Wis., factory employs 680 people, including 385 production workers. GE’s Waukesha engines are designed and built to perform reliably in isolated, mission-critical and demanding applications in oil and gas fields worldwide. These natural gas-fired engines drive compressors and electrical generators featuring extended maintenance intervals, fuel flexibility and rich-burn as well as lean-burn alternatives for optimal fuel efficiency at varying emissions-compliance levels.
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