GE's Distributed Power Signs New Waukesha Distributor in Nigeria

Jun 28, 2018
  • HOERBIGER Service Middle East FZE Named as an Authorized Distributor for GE’s Waukesha Gas Engines and Genuine Parts in Nigeria
  • Agreement Strengthens Waukesha Sales and Service Coverage for End Users across the Country
  • HOERBIGER Will Support the Country’s Growing Waukesha Installed Base for Customers in Any Application, Including Power Generation, Gas Compression and Mechanical Drive

LAGOS, NIGERIA-June 28, 2018-Continuing to expand its global Waukesha sales and services network to meet the growing demand for power at or near the point of use, GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has signed an agreement with HOERBIGER Service Middle East FZE to be an authorized distributor for GE’s Waukesha gas engine products in Nigeria.

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

“With our new distributor agreement for GE’s Waukesha gas engines, we will be able to greatly enhance the customer experience for professionals in Nigeria’s energy industry, ranging from oil and gas to industrial on-site power production,” said Yves Dubos, sales manager, Middle East and Africa of HOERBIGER Service Middle East FZE. “Our skilled team of Waukesha-certified gas engine technicians and mechanics ensure immediate, local customer support-both on-site and in shop-for Waukesha gas engines. We have already invested in local inventory for common parts in our warehouse in Port Harcourt.”

HOERBIGER Service Middle East FZE has strong experience as a leading energy services company supporting the industrial sector and oil and gas industry across the Middle East and Africa. HOERBIGER currently supports hundreds of Waukesha gas engine operations in over 18 countries in the region through its strong service network that includes dozens of highly skilled engine technicians. With millions of dollars in genuine product and parts inventory, HOERBIGER is well-positioned to work with Waukesha end users active in any power and mechanical drive application. As an authorized distributor for sales and service in Nigeria, HOERBIGER can improve a Waukesha end user’s operations with complete life cycle of engine coverage, including installation and startup, upgrades and overhauls with genuine parts and factory warranties.

“As we see a slow and steady recovery in global crude oil prices, GE has developed innovative asset performance management and digital initiatives to entrench cost and efficiency improvements in the operations of its customers. We are very excited to have HOERBIGER represent the Waukesha product line in Nigeria and view this as a big step towards ensuring our customers get access to these solutions,” said Toyin Abegunde, regional commercial director, sub-Saharan Africa for GE’s Distributed Power business.

About HOERBIGER

HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and hydraulics. Its 7,000 employees achieve annual sales of 1 billion euros. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with performance-defining components and systems in compressors, industrial engines and turbines, automobile transmissions, and multifaceted mechanical engineering applications. Innovations in attractive technological market niches are the basis for components, systems and services that offer unique selling propositions and long-term benefits for the customer.

About GE’s Distributed Power business

GE’s Distributed Power business, which includes the Jenbacher and Waukesha product lines, is a leading provider of engines, power equipment and services focused on power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. Distributed Power offers a diverse product portfolio that includes highly efficient, fuel-flexible, industrial gas engines generating 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, the business provides life cycle support for more than 48,000 gas engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics-anywhere and anytime. Backed by our service providers in more than 100 countries, GE‘s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. GE’s Distributed Power business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader that provides technology, solutions and services across the entire energy value chain from the point of generation to consumption. We are transforming the electricity industry by uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first Digital Industrial company. Our customers operate in more than 150 countries, and together we power more than a third of the world to illuminate cities, build economies and connect the world. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com/power. Follow GE Power on Twitter @GE_Power and on LinkedIn at GE Power.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s digital industrial company and changes the industry with connected, responsive and predictive software-controlled machines and solutions. GE is organized around a global knowledge sharing system, “GE Store”, which allows all business units to access the same technologies, markets, structures and intellectual property and share them with one another. Every invention promotes other innovations and applications across multiple business units. With people, services, technology and scale, GE offers customers better results, as we speak the language of the industry. www.ge.com

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Susanne Reichelt
GE Power
susanne.reichelt@ge.com
+43 5244 600 2382