GE is committed to supporting the sustainable development of Nigeria with advanced infrastructure technologies, services and solutions.
GE is committed to the country-to-company agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria, and is leveraging its global capabilities and expertise to support our customers and partners.
GE has been operating in Nigeria for over 40 years with businesses spanning across a number of key sectors including aviation, energy, healthcare, power & water and rail transportation. However in the past 2 years we have renewed our focus, built new service facilities, and employed more people to expand our capabilities. Today GE’s footprint consists of Offices in Lagos and Abuja and over 100 public and private sector customers.
There are currently over 350 employees in Nigeria. Service facilities in Port Harcourt and Onne with an annual spend of about $11 million on goods/services, labor, staff welfare and training in 2012. GE has ambitious plans to invest over $1 billion in Nigeria over the next 5 years to strengthen its local presence in manufacturing and product services, This investment will make Nigeria a regional hub for manufacturing, service, and innovation with an improved ability to support a broader range of product lines in power generation as well as oil & gas exploration and production.
GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry, from drilling and production, LNG, pipelines and storage to industrial power generation, refining and petrochemicals. In Nigeria, GE established a temporary welding shed for consignments from Agip and BG which require repair, and opened a GE welding facility in December 2011 that employs over 30 people. By creating local employment and eliminating imports, this initiative generates Nigerian wealth, and ensures sustainable commitment to the Local Content Law.
GE Power is among the world’s leading suppliers of power generation technologies including coal, oil, nuclear energy, natural gas, alternative fuels, and renewable sources from water, wind, solar and geothermal. GE Power & Water has supplied four gas turbines to Papalanto (Phase II) thermal power plant. The plant’s output is strategic to Nigeria’s national electricity grid, which targets a generating capacity of 10,000 MW within two years and 40,000 MW by 2020. The business has also addressed project management and synchronization challenges at the plant.
GE Transportation is a global technology leader, and supplier of freight and passenger locomotives. The business has supplied 25 diesel locomotives to the Nigerian Railway Corporation, and has played a pivotal role in training and transferring valuable skills to NRC employees, as part of the GE Nigeria company-to-country agreement.
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age in patient care. Lagos State in Nigeria focuses on addressing mother and child mortality rates, and in managing mother and child centers. Deux Project Limited chose GE as its equipment supplier. Statistics show that mortality rates are dropping as GE trains local staff and engineers, transfers skills to better manage services, and offers frontline support.
GE is committed to Nigeria’s Vision 20:20:20. We signed an investment MOU with Nigeria and subsequent MOUs with several sectors in 2012 to expand our local capabilities:
Some other key agreements/partnerships are: