GE Oil and Gas marks groundbreaking of new manufacturing and service facility in Dammam

GEOilGasMODONgroundbreakingGE Oil & Gas has marked the groundbreaking of its multi-modal manufacturing and service facility in a ceremony at their MODON Saudi Industrial Property Authority site in 2nd Industrial City, Dammam

GE Oil & Gas President & CEO Lorenzo Simonelli marked the ground-breaking of the expansion on 29 March in the presence of Abdulaziz Al-Abdulkarim, Vice President of Procurement & Supply Chain Management Saudi Aramco; Rami Qasem, President & CEO, GE Oil & Gas, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey; and other senior dignitaries and officials.

The company claims this new phase of work will build upon the recent expansion of the GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control manufacturing facility, inaugurated in late 2015, with additional capabilities to manufacture and service the entire range of the company’s oil and gas portfolio. 

The new Multi-Modal Manufacturing Center will serve as a manufacturing, assembly, repair, services and training facility for advanced gas turbines and mechanical drives.

The addition of 18,000 square meters of facilities at the MODON site will create more than 100 new jobs in the start-up phase with 80 per cent Saudization.

In addition to showcasing the strengths of the GE Oil & Gas business, the new facility will also deliver the services of the recently acquired Alstom Grid business, thus offering a full portfolio for customers in the Kingdom.

Lorenzo Simonelli said, “With more than 80 years of partnership in the Kingdom, we are committed to strengthening our localized manufacturing, service and repair capabilities and to build our already strong local talent pool. The new centre brings cross-functional synergies to our operations in the Kingdom and will serve as a one-stop center for our customers in Saudi and the region. The integration of all our services at MODON and our continued investments in the Kingdom are aimed at supporting the economic goals of the government to promote growth and diversification based on job creation for Saudi nationals and localized manufacturing that enhances Saudi Arabia’s international competitiveness.”

GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control manufacturing facility, the expansion of which opened in November 2015, increased output capacity three times the original. The new expansion phases will further build the portfolio of solutions it offers, further establishing MODON as a hub for GE Oil & Gas to serve the Kingdom and the region with greater efficiency.

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