US$3 billion deal expands GE’s energy offerings and extends its global reach

GE is living up to the pledge it made shareholders in its 2009 annual report when it vowed that “GE must be an industrial company first.” In October, the company announced plans to acquire Dresser Inc. for US$3 billion in its latest move to grow its energy business. The addition of Dresser’s portfolio which includes […]

EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE AND FUEL FLEXIBILITY

In 2008 MAN Diesel PrimeServ, the after-sales arm of the Augsburg, Germany-based engine builder, carried out the first retrofit of the company’s latest, advanced dual-fuel gas engine technology on an existing diesel engine. The retrofit involved a 12-cylinder Vee-configuration, type 48/60 engine (bore 480 x stroke 600 mm) burning heavy fuel oil (HFO) in an […]

24-CYLINDER ENGINE MAKES COMMERCIAL DEBUT

In September 2008, GE Energy’s Jenbacher J624, the world’s first 24-cylinder gas engine, made its commercial debut in a new cogeneration plant installed at one of the Netherlands’ largest commercial tomato greenhouse operations. Two of GE’s 4 MW, natural gas-fueled J624 GS engines are powering the cogeneration plant at Royal Pride Holland’s sprawling greenhouse facility […]