GE Oil & Gas celebrated the ground-breaking of a new facility that will further expand its presence in the UAE in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).
Scheduled to open in 2015, the new facility spreads over an area of 22,700m2 and can accommodate over 300 employees. The new facility will offer services by GE Oil & Gas’ various business units, thus strengthening customer service standards. Housed in a customised state-of-the-art facility developed by Jafza, the new GE Oil & Gas Manufacturing & Technology Center will offer tailored training programs, and feature a dedicated repair centre that will help improve the speed of service delivered by being closer to the customers.
Rami Qasem, president & CEO of GE Oil & Gas for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, marked the ground-breaking for the facility in the presence of Talal Al Hashimi, COO of Economic Zones World, Ibrahim Mohamed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza and COO of Economic Zones World, and other senior officials of Jafza and GE.
The new facility will act as the hub for its key businesses and will be one of the largest such facilities of GE in the region. It will have a dedicated administrative block, workshops, conference rooms and employee welfare amenities.