GE's desalination plant in Algiers featured in ecomagination video

GE celebrates its commitment to ecomagination and the environment with the debut of a short film that champions the Hama Desalination Plant in Algiers, Algeria, that's narrated by Kevin Kline. The film, along with four others that cover topics such as a solar-powered winery and an environmentally friendly train of the future, are available to view on ecomagination.com. Each demonstrates how GE is moving into uncharted waters to help make our world cleaner and address environmental issues...

TREVOSE, PA, Feb. 2, 2007 -- There's no doubt that using top-of-the-line technology to develop clean water, will benefit our environment, but does it make business sense as well? GE knows it does.

In a country in which nearly one million people do not have access to clean drinking water, GE is currently building what will become the largest desalination and water purification plant in Africa. The Hama Plant in Algeria is being developed as part of ecomagination, GE's commitment to address challenges such as the need for cleaner, more efficient sources of energy, reduced emissions and abundant sources of clean water, all while turning a profit. This is the second largest desalination plant in the world and will provide drinkable water to over 1.5 million citizens.

This month, GE celebrates its commitment to ecomagination and the environment with the debut of a short film that champions the desalination plant and is narrated by Kevin Kline. The film, along with four others that cover topics such as a solar-powered winery and the Evolution Series™ Locomotive, an environmentally friendly train of the future, are available to view on GE's ecomagination.com website. Each film demonstrates how GE is moving into uncharted waters to help make our world cleaner and address the environmental issues of tomorrow, today.

The Hama Plant, up and running by November 2007 through the efforts of GE Water & Process Technologies (www.gewater.com), a unit of GE Infrastructure, will use a reverse osmosis process to transform more than two billion gallons a day of brackish water into clean fresh drinking water. This process requires substantially less energy than other methods of water purification making them more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly...

To view the full ecomagination showcase, click here.
To view the Hamma Desalination Plant, Algiers, Algeria, video, click here.
To view an interview with Georges El Haddad, general manager of Hamma Desalination Plant, click here.

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Also see: "GE gains additional commitments for power projects in Saudi Arabia: $1 billion project includes desalination plant"

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