General Electric said Tuesday it has signed another big contract with Saudi Arabia to supply equipment for power production — good news for the company’s Greenville plant that won’t affect the head count.
The global conglomerate said its $700 million contract with Saudi Arabia involves the installation of 12 7F-5 gas turbines from its Greenville operations on Garlington Road.
Susan Waldron, spokeswoman for GE’s Power & Water division, said there would be no additional hiring at the Greenville plant.
“We anticipate our current work force will handle the order we announced today,” she said.
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The dozen gas turbines on this new order will help power two plants. Previously, GE’s Greenville plant had supplied the power generation equipment for four Saudi Arabian plants.
“GE is dedicated to providing innovative products and technology to produce reliable power to support the kingdom’s growing energy needs,” said Victor Abate, president and CEO-Power Generation Products for GE Power & Water.
“Our proven F-class technology provides cost-effective, fuel-efficient and flexible power generation.”
Ali Albarrak, president and CEO of Saudi Electricity Co., said, “We chose GE once again for our largest project because of their advanced technology.”
Shipment of GE’s equipment is expected to begin in 2015. The order also includes steam turbines and generators coming from GE’s Schenectady, N.Y., site.