American industrial giant GE today announced its new global Powering Efficiency Centre of Excellence (COE), which brings together cross-business experts in its energy businesses to apply a total plant hardware and software solution approach to boost the efficiency of the world’s new and existing coal-fired power plants and significantly reduce their emissions.
Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the world economy, they hold less than 25 per cent of positions in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). American company GE has shown the positive impact of narrowing the gap.
At the end of December 2016, Lai Chau Hydropower Plant is going to officially come into operation, one year ahead of schedule. As a significant contributor to this success, GE added to its tradition of quality and reliability and reaffirmed its commitment to customers in Vietnam.
Investing in renewable energy sources, particularly wind power, is key to address Vietnam’s growing electricity demand and to ensure the nation’s energy security as well as green growth strategy. The successful path towards this ultimate goal now depend on what policies and technologies Vietnam will take on to make the nation’s fully untapped potential a reality. Hai Tram reports.
Smallworld, GE’s suite of Geospatial Information System (GIS) software, brings network assets together and enables utilities to streamline business processes, boost productivity, and provide better services to customers. Hai Tram reports.
Vietnam’s national electricity grid faces challenges that GE Energy Connections can help solve, making the overall system more reliable and efficient.
On the sidelines of the 2016 Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit, Wouter Van Wersch, president and CEO of GE ASEAN, talked to VIR’s Hong Anh about GE’s outlook for business in the region – particularly in Vietnam – as well as the company’s hope to co-operate with governments and the private sector to drive growth here.
“When Industry marries Digital” is the theme of GE Digital’s campaign around the ASEAN.
GE’s Predix platform, much like Microsoft or Android, gives Industrial Internet app developers common base services and features so that they do not have to start from scratch every time. By making it easier, the company is stepping up efforts to make Predix the language of the Industrial Internet.
As the Industry Internet adds value in all business areas, machinery and plant engineering companies must make the decision whether to take on the role of the digital leader, the one to operate and optimise systems in a factory, boost their share in value creation or leave this to manufacturing or software giants. GE has decided to be the digital leader. Hai Tram reports.
Predix, GE's operating system for the Industrial Internet, provides a platform to build applications that connect to industrial assets, collect and analyse data, and deliver real-time insights for optimising industrial infrastructure and operations. Alvin Ng, general manager of GE Digital in Southeast Asia, talked with VIR’s Hong Anh about the potential for Predix in Vietnam.
Electricity is something we often take for granted, but more than a billion people don’t have access to electricity today - that’s 11 times the population of Vietnam, or 17 per cent of the world population. And another 40 per cent don’t have access to reliable power.
By 2050, the world population is expected to exceed nine billion. That phenomenal rate of growth requires increased power generation to provide higher living standards for all. It also demands greater use of materials, like aluminum, cement, and pulp, and fuels, such as oil and gas, to create and support the infrastructure and consumable goods needed.
GE Aviation is providing the newest technologies to Vietnamese airlines, treating Vietnam as a focal point as the country grows into a regional hub of business and tourism. Hai Tram reports.