SC to be home of GE's first Power & Water advanced manufacturing plant
Today, GE announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility to be built in the city of Greenville, S.C.
GREENVILLE, SC, Nov. 10, 2014 -- Today, GE announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art Power & Water (P&W) advanced manufacturing facility to be built in the city of Greenville, S.C.
The utility -- GE P&W's first advanced manufacturing facility -- will serve as an incubator for innovative advanced manufacturing process development and rapid prototyping for P&W businesses, including water processing as well as wind turbines, heavy duty gas engines, distributed power gas engines, and nuclear power services.
GE plans to invest $400 million over the next 10 years in Greenville to expand its advanced manufacturing capabilities. The new facility is expected to open in 2015 and create more than 80 jobs. By developing new techniques and production processes, the GE P&W business will be able to design, test, iterate, and bring its products to market for customers quickly.
GE started in Greenville more than 40 years ago with a 340,000-square-foot site. It has since grown into more than 1.5 MM square feet of factory and offices, manufacturing products for customers worldwide.
GE has more than 3,000 employees in Greenville and, in the past five years, has invested more than $500 million to bolster critical manufacturing activities housed on the GE P&W campus. The company has established valuable relationships with local community schools, universities and technical programs to develop technologies and create a system to support those impassioned about growing with the industry.
About GE Power & Water
GE P&W provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. P&W 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. P&W's six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. For more information, visit www.gepower.com.