GE appoints Clarke Energy as diesel engine distributor

Clarke Energy-GE(From left) Peter Holliday, CFO Clarke Energy; Michael Smeeth, global key account leader at GE; Jamie Clarke, CEO Clarke Energy; Roger George, GE Waukesha Commercial leader; and Greg Columbus, Board Director at Clarke Energy in Australia. (Image source: Clarke Energy)UK-based Clarke Energy has signed an agreement with GE’s Distributed Power business to be its first authorised diesel sales and services distributor for stationary power generation in Nigeria, Australia and India

According to GE, the agreement comes the company continues to rapidly expand its engines’ technology offerings. In 2014, GE’s Distributed Power business introduced its new 2.6MW 616 diesel engine and also integrated GE Transportation’s 228 and 250 diesel engine product lines for stationary power generation into its growing diesel engine portfolio.

GE’s Distributed Power business – GE Power & Water vice-president Darryl Wilson said, “Our new agreement with Clarke Energy will strengthen our ability to meet the growing demand for distributed power in Australia, Nigeria and India, particularly in various industrial sectors. Having a reliable company like Clarke Energy as our authorised distributor helps ensure our customers receive the best possible service after they purchase our diesel generator set. The life cycle service support the engines receive from the first moment of start-up is a crucial element of our commitment to our customers.”

Prior to signing its new agreement, Clarke Energy already had been supporting GE’s diesel expansion strategy. In 2014, GE also announced Clarke Energy would supply five of GE’s new 616 diesel engines to Flour Mills of Nigeria, representing the first sale globally of the 616 in this application.

Clarke Energy CEO Jamie Clarke added, “We are excited to formally begin this new chapter in our long history of partnering with GE to develop reliable distributed power projects around the world to help customers meet their local energy and environmental requirements. Our new diesel sales and services agreement with GE is a natural extension of our existing Jenbacher gas engine business relationship. This agreement gives us another excellent distributed power generation choice from GE to offer our customers in Australia, Nigeria and India.”

Tina Donikowski, vice-president of marine and stationary power – GE Transportation, noted that adding the V228 and V250 diesel stationary generators to the diesel engine portfolio provides operators with additional options that offer a legacy of highly reliable performance in some of the world’s toughest environments.

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