GE Announces Clarke Energy as Waukesha Distributor in Australia

Aug 04, 2015
  • GE Appoints Clarke Energy as Waukesha Gas Engines Distributor in Australia
  • Agreement to Enable Both Companies to Expand Presence in Australia’s Mineral Resources, Power and Oil and Gas Industries, Building upon Clarke Energy and GE’s Successful Australian Track Record
  • Waukesha Units to Support Mechanical Drive, Gas Compression and Power Generation Needs

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA-August 4, 2015-Seeking to further expand its Waukesha gas engine sales presence in Australia’s mineral and oil and gas sectors, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced Clarke Energy will serve as a new authorized distributor and service provider for GE’s Waukesha gas engines and genuine parts in Australia.

Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in distributed power and reciprocating engine technology. The company is the existing distributor in Australia for GE’s Jenbacher and diesel-fuelled power generation technologies. The company’s services range from the supply of an engine through to the turnkey delivery of a multiengine power plant. Clarke Energy’s focus is on delivering quality installations, backed up by industry-leading, reliable aftersales product support.

“Our new distribution and services agreement with GE gives Clarke Energy an expanded portfolio of GE products to supply in Australia. GE’s Waukesha gas engines complement our existing diesel and gas-fuelled GE products, and we will now deliver an enhanced level of Waukesha products and services support for the gas compression and power generation industry in Australia,” said Greg Columbus, managing director of Clarke Energy’s Australian and New Zealand operations.

The new agreement will enable both Clarke Energy and GE to support an even wider range of oil and gas production projects throughout Australia as Waukesha gas engines are ideally suited for a variety of on-site mechanical drive, gas compression and power generation applications.

“This agreement will bring quality service delivery to both existing and new Waukesha gas engine customers in Australia,” said Geoff Culbert, president & CEO, GE Australia and New Zealand. “It is a testament of GE’s commitment to bring more distributed power solutions to our customers in both mechanical drive and power generation applications. Clarke Energy has built a strong service track record in Australia and will extend this record of excellence to GE’s Waukesha customers.”

About Clarke Energy

Clarke Energy is a leader in the engineering design, installation and long term maintenance of reciprocating engine-based power plants. The company is authorized sales and service provider for GE’s Jenbacher gas engines in 17 countries, and now distributes the Waukesha product in Australia and India. Clarke Energy employs over 1000 staff and has over 4,600MW of GE power generation equipment operating in its operational areas. www.clarke-energy.com. Follow Clarke Energy on Twitter @ClarkeEnergy, Linkedin and Facebook.

Clarke Energy in Australia

GE’s Jenbacher gas engines have been distributed by Clarke Energy in Australia since 1999.  During this time over 282 gas engines (525MW) have been installed in Australia and New Zealand for a variety of industries such as mining, water, agriculture, oil and gas, manufacturing and cogeneration for commercial buildings.

Clarke Energy’s Australian Head Office, located in Adelaide, employs in excess of 60 people locally with another 80+ across all states of Australia and in New Zealand servicing the installed fleet.  Locally it also houses a parts warehouse which is extensively stocked to service the growing reciprocating engine. www.clarke-energy.com/Australia Follow Clarke Energy’s Australian updates on Twitter @ClarkeEnergyAus and Facebook.

About GE

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About GE Power & Water

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water’s six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.

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