GE power hosted the Power partnership summit held in Dubai in May convening over 150 representatives of organizations working across the power sector in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.
GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. In 2018, GE Power worked with over 1,200 suppliers, generating $500 million in business for them. Furthermore, suppliers had training and growth opportunities such as access to GE’s globally-recognized programs on quality, environment, health, integrity and safety standards, as well as exposure to industry-leading technologies and innovative projects.
Speaking on the occasion Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE’s Gas Power Systems and Power Services businesses in the Middle East and South Asia said that it is expected that by 2050 the energy demand of MENA will increase threefold. So GE is working to bring more reliable, efficient and affordable power online. Part of the project is to create high-quality jobs, further diversify the economy, strengthen indigenous supply chains and provide the infrastructure necessary for sustainable development across the region.
The Summit also included a ‘Key Suppliers’ awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of vendors and contractors who delivered exceptional outcomes in 2018. Suppliers were assessed on the quality of goods and services provided, ensuring timely project execution, driving competitive costs, as well as overall collaboration. Winners included Pakistan’s Etimaad Engineering Algeria’s Maintenance Des Equipements Industriels (MEI), Egypt’s Kharafi National, and Saudi Arabia’s Al Mousa Company.