• First Sales and Services Agreement for GE’s Growing Diesel Engine Portfolio;
• Clarke Energy to Enhance Local Service Excellence for GE’s Diesel Engine Customers;
• Initiative Supports GE’s Strategy for Meeting Global Demand for Distributed Power.
Seeking to ensure regional customer sales and services excellence for its growing diesel engine technology portfolio, GE’s Distributed Power business today announced it has signed an agreement with U.K.-based Clarke Energy to serve as GE’s first authorized distributor for diesel sales and services with responsibility for stationary power generation in Australia, Nigeria and India.
The agreement comes as GE continues to rapidly expand its reciprocating engines technology offerings. In 2014, GE’s Distributed Power business introduced its new 2.6-megawatt (MW) 616 diesel engine and also integrated GE Transportation’s proven 228 and 250 diesel engine product lines for stationary power generation into its growing diesel engine portfolio.
“Our new agreement with Clarke Energy will strengthen our ability to meet the growing demand for distributed power in Australia, Nigeria and India, particularly in various industrial sectors,” said Darryl Wilson, vice president and chief commercial officer for GE’s Distributed Power business GE Power & Water. “Having a reliable and respected company like Clarke Energy as our authorized distributor helps ensure our customers receive the best possible service after they purchase our diesel generator set. The life cycle service support the engines receive from the first moment of startup is a crucial element of our commitment to our customers.”
Clarke Energy is familiar with GE’s Distributed Power business, currently serving as an authorized distributor for Jenbacher gas engines sales and services in key growth regions including Australia, Nigeria and India. Prior to signing its new agreement, Clarke Energy already had been supporting GE’s diesel expansion strategy. In 2014, GE announced Clarke Energy would supply five of GE’s new 616 diesel engines to Flour Mills of Nigeria plc, representing the first sale globally of the 616 in this application.
“We are excited to formally begin this new chapter in our long history of partnering with GE to develop reliable distributed power projects around the world to help customers meet their local energy and environmental requirements,” said Jamie Clarke, CEO of Clarke Energy. “Our new diesel sales and services agreement with GE is a natural extension of our existing Jenbacher gas engine business relationship. This agreement gives us another excellent distributed power generation choice from GE to offer our customers in Australia, Nigeria and India.”
“We are excited to work with GE’s Distributed Power business and Clarke Energy to help our customers meet and maintain their distributed power needs with a complementary set of power generation products,” said Tina Donikowski, vice president of marine and stationary power GE Transportation. “Adding the V228 and V250 diesel stationary generators to the diesel engine portfolio provides operators with additional options that offer a legacy of highly reliable performance in some of the world’s toughest environments.”
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 38,000 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.
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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.