GE to invest $81m in new repair centre

US industrial giant General Electric's existing repair service centre in Pioneer. It is investing in a new repair engineering and development centre for gas turbines, which will add 160 advanced manufacturing jobs.
US industrial giant General Electric's existing repair service centre in Pioneer. It is investing in a new repair engineering and development centre for gas turbines, which will add 160 advanced manufacturing jobs.PHOTO: GE

US conglomerate General Electric is investing around US$60 million (S$81.4 million) to develop a centre to repair gas turbines, a move that could create up to 160 jobs at the firm, which already employs more than 4,000 people here.

The facility is expected to benefit from the region-wide move towards gas-generated electricity.

GE's existing repair centre employs about 250 workers.

The firm said yesterday that the new repair centre is its first outside the Americas.

It will begin repairing components such as nozzles and blades in the first quarter of 2021.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'GE to invest $81m in new repair centre'. Print Edition | Subscribe