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  • Power grids of the future: Europe’s first MVDC link – GE strengthens power supply in Anglesey (© GE)

GE Supports Power Grids of the Future with Europe’s First MVDC Link

GE Energy Connections will deliver Europe’s first Medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) link as part of Scottish Power Energy Network’s Angle DC project in Anglesey and North Wales. The technology will be a critical asset of the project. The Angle-DC project aims to demonstrate a novel network reinforcement technique by converting an existing 33-kilovolt (kV) AC circuit to DC operation. As the electricity demands in the [...]

  • SeaStream and SeaLyte DP Systems: DP console – © GE

KDU Appointed as GE’s Value-Added Reseller for SeaStream and SeaLyte DP Systems

GE’s Marine Solutions has appointed KDU Worldwide (KDU) as its value-added reseller for the product range of SeaStream* and Sealyte* dynamic positioning (DP) systems. Through this appointment, KDU will have reselling rights of these GE products in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East, which includes Saudi Arabia. Through KDU’s strong customer base in all key markets, GE’s DP systems will be able to reach more customers and help local [...]

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Renewable Energy Keeps Breaking Records, but there is Room for Improvement

By Sofia Sauvageot, wind segment leader, GE’s Power Conversion. Ten years ago, the landscape was very different. Driverless cars were just something you saw in sci-fi films. We didn’t have film streaming services (can you even imagine a life without them now?), and smart phones just made their debut in the market. Great strides have been made in the last decade not only in the way we interact with [...]

  • GE’s LV5 1,500-Volt Inverter – © GE

GE Installs First Unit of 1,500-Volt Solar Inverter in Japan

Renewable energy is reshaping the energy landscape in Japan. At the time of a shrinking feed-in-tariff, Japanese energy companies are concentrated on improving their technology to enable more cost-effective solar energy. Following the partnership commenced last year to bring the latest 1,500-volt solar inverter technology to the Japanese solar market, GE (NYSE: GE) has installed the first unit of two in Looop Co., Ltd.’s (Looop) solar [...]

  • Powerships / floating power plants – infographic © GE

Powerships: Floating Power Plants with Added Values

The sea presents an opportunity for many. Communities around the world rely on it as a source of food and income, but now it presents another opportunity: power. Here’s the idea: a floating power plant built on a ship that can travel to anywhere in the world and provide power to onshore communities where it is needed. When you consider that more than 1 billion people around the world [...]

  • Renewables Manufacturing – GE’s Power Conversion Nancy Factory. © GE

Renewables Manufacturing: Reshoring is Making Waves

Production is coming back to Europe. Having once looked to cut costs by moving operations to emerging nations with lower labor rates, many manufacturing businesses are now returning to the region. A combination of rising labor costs around the globe, the inherent difficulties of overseeing production across geographies and the increased cost and time of getting goods to Western markets has seen a string of [...]

  • Vessel Control System © GE

Ideal for Smaller Vessels: Sealyte Vessel Control System

Understanding customers’ challenges and unique requirements, GE’s Marine Solutions brings the latest technology in vessel control and dynamic positioning (DP) systems, SeaLyte*, comprising two standalone products: the SeaLyte Vessel Control System (VCS) and SeaLyte DP. The new solution complements GE’s bespoke SeaStream* solutions, providing a structured and standardized package to better serve customers with smaller vessels for offshore support and merchant markets. Marine companies are facing increased cost pressure to get [...]

  • Offshore marine industry – sample image, pixabay.com

Digital Technologies Turning around Marine Prospects in Uncertain Waters

The start of every year calls for time to reflect on the last. The offshore and marine industry can look back on 2016 as one of the most bruising in recent memory. The downturn has been tough and drawn out, with increased divestment, more stringent environmental regulations and a prolonged shipbuilding cycle that has resulted in overcapacity.

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