general electric co (GE) Key Developments
General Electric Company Unveils Four Software Breakthroughs to Deliver Improved Clinical Capabilities, Productivity and Diagnostic Confidence for Clinicians
Dec 3 13
General Electric Company unveiled four software breakthroughs to deliver improved clinical capabilities, productivity and diagnostic confidence for clinicians. Up-to-date, reliable and accurate software is critical to quality care for the patient and usability for the clinicaian. GE Healthcare recently announced a $2 billion investment in software development that is focused on maximizing asset performance, improving hospital operations management, improving clinical effectiveness and optimizing care across entire populations. In Nuclear Medicine, one of the great challenges clinicians face is access to the advanced and unique applications required to harness the power of Nuclear Medicine examinations. The latest release of GE Healthcare's Xeleris software enables automation, personalization and access to these advanced applications. Nuclear Medicine clinicians will gain access to specific image results where and when they are needed. With its open interface architecture, Xeleris applications can now be launched through an integrated unified desktop from the Universal Viewer, as well as using the generic Application Programming Interface with other PACS vendors, providing radiologists and Nuclear Medicine physicians with tools previously only available on the Xeleris workstation, for enhanced access and productivity. The Xeleris workstation includes DaTQUANT, which enables visual evaluation and quantification of 123I Ioflupane images. This application provides tools to analyze dopaminergic neuron terminal binding and differences between multiple scans and may provide adjunct information to physicians assessing patients for Parkinson's disease. It also provides an exclusive AdreView(TM) planar application for automated heart to mediastinum ratio generation for Iobenguane I-123 images and the Dosimetry Toolkit for a quantitative SPECT and Planar calculation of the Radioisotope Therapy planning value.
Lihuayi Group Selects GE's Gasification Technology to Boost Refinery Hydrogen Production
Nov 28 13
Lihuayi Group has selected GE's advanced coal gasification technology to help increase refinery hydrogen production at the Lijin Petrochemical Plant near Dongying city on the Yellow River in Shandong Province. For the Lijin Phase II expansion project, GE's gasification technology will enable the Lijin refinery to produce more hydrogen to improve the quality of its petrochemical products. GE is providing Lihuayi with two 45 bar, 450-cubic feet gasifiers that will supply about 1.78 million standard cubic meters per day of syngas for refinery hydrogen production. The Lijin Petrochemical Plant previously installed GE's proprietary coal gasification technology for Phase I, enabling the facility to produce syngas used for oxo aldehyde production. As a result of the successful Phase I launch, Lihuayi Group again turned to GE's gasification technology for Phase II's hydrogen expansion project.
Jiutai Group Selects GE's High-Pressure Gasification Solution for Coal-To-Methanol Expansion Project
Nov 28 13
Jiutai Group has selected GE's high-pressure gasification technology for a coal-to-methanol factory expansion project in the Dalu New Area of Zhungeer Banner in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in northern China. The company selected GE's 8.7 megapascal, high-pressure gasification solution to enable the factory to boost methanol production to 1.5 million metric tons of coal-to-methanol annually, a 100% increase in capacity. GE's solution is expected to reduce methanol production costs by as much as 11% compared to the original facility and will exceed China's national energy efficiency rules that require industries to utilize more efficient, environmentally friendly technologies. The gasification system will allow Jiutai Group to more efficiently use China's local coal resources as the raw feedstock. Operating at higher pressures allows the factory to increase production capacity while reducing Jiutai Group's downstream process investment and operational expenses. By reducing the factory's coal consumption, GE's technology also can help Jiutai Group lower overall plant emissions, underscoring a significant benefit of GE's technology as China's coal-to- chemicals industry continues to expand rapidly. For this project, GE Shenhua will supply the license for GE's gasification technology, gasification process design package, technical services and key equipment. GE Oil & Gas also supplied three model DH7JM compressors to be used for polyethylene and polypropylene production. The compressors will be manufactured at GE's service center in Houston, tested at its facility in Connersville, Indiana and shipped to China during 2014. The expanded methanol production facility is scheduled to begin commercial production in 2016.
General Electric Co. Wins USD 700 Million Deal to Supply Natural Gas Turbines to Saudi Electricity
Nov 27 13
General Electric Co. and Saudi Electricity Co. announced that have signed a USD 700 million deal to supply the latter with natural gas turbines. The slow global electricity consumption has affected the demand on GE's generators in the last two years. Nowadays, Saudi Arabia has more than 500 of GE's generators to supply half of its power.
GE Wins Nearly $700 Million Contract from Saudi Electricity Company to Help Meet Saudi Arabia's Growing Power Needs
Nov 26 13
GE has signed a nearly $700 million contract with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to bring additional F-class combined-cycle gas turbines, and associated equipment and services, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. GE's technology will support SEC's large, combined-cycle power plants to generate more than 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of power and will provide significant fuel savings and lower emissions to meet growing energy needs of the Kingdom. GE's technology previously has been chosen for SEC's PP9, PP10, PP11 and PP12 power plants. PP13 and PP14 will feature 12 GE 7F-5 gas turbines, four GE steam turbines and 16 generators and are a further expansion of GE's 7F-5 gas turbine technology used in the PP12 project in the country. PP13 will be located next to PP11 and PP12 at Dhurma, and PP14 will be located next to PP10, south of Riyadh. The contract also includes two contractual service agreements, one for each site, covering planned maintenance on the units for a fixed period of eight years.