Wastewater facility in NY to get alternate backup power system from GE

ERIE, PA, April 30, 2010 -- The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with Skanska USA to purchase three GE 12 cylinder V250 enclosed stationary generator sets (gensets) for their wastewater treatment facility in the 26th Ward...

ERIE, PA, April 30, 2010 -- GE Marine and Stationary, a unit of GE Transportation, announced today that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with Skanska USA to purchase three GE 12 cylinder V250 enclosed stationary generator sets (gensets) for their wastewater treatment facility in the 26th Ward.

Scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2010, these gensets will provide backup power in case of a blackout while meeting EPA Tier II emission standards. This backup power is necessary to provide the safety and security of Brooklyn's water treatment facilities after the city's blackouts in 2002 and 2003.

In 2003, New York City, along with much of the Northeastern United States, experienced a blackout, affecting more than 10 million people. GE's gensets will lessen the impact of a similar occurrence in the future for the 284,000 customers of the 26th Ward's wastewater facility.

"GE provides backup power for critical infrastructure to cities and remote locations around the globe," said John Manison, Business Leader for GE Marine & Stationary. "Our stationary gensets are a source of fuel efficient power that provide cost-effective service to customers and end users."

GE's V250 engine provides fuel savings as much as 6.5% when compared to previous generation engine models. The V250 engine was designed for higher efficiency, lower emissions, improved reliability and maintainability to lower the total cost of ownership for customers.

The engines will be built in GE's world-class engine manufacturing facility in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

About GE Marine & Stationary
GE Marine's family of medium speed diesel engines includes its L250 series inline engine, as well as its V250 and V228 engine model platforms. The engines deliver continuous power, ranging from 1498 kilowatts/ 2009 brake horsepower to 4239 kW/ 5685 hp and are United States Environmental Protection Agency Tier II emissions certified. Each engine features a high-capacity turbocharger, efficient combustion system, and an EFI system and can be integrated into marine and stationary systems to meet strict emissions levels. Currently operating in some of the most challenging industrial environments, worldwide, GE's engines are dependable, long lasting, durable and efficient.

About GE Transportation
Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, and mining and wind industries. GE Transportation provides freight and passenger locomotives, signaling and communications systems, information technology solutions, marine engines, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills, high-quality replacement parts and value added services. GE Transportation is headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.getransportation.com.

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