|10 June 2016|

A pioneering collaboration between GE and Saudi Aramco will see the first wind turbine installed in Saudi Arabia.

Specially customised to function in the country’s challenging climactic conditions, the project marks the first regional installation of GE’s groundbreaking model 2.75-120 Wind Turbine. GE’s Wind Turbine is a digital industrial solution that draws on the Industrial Internet platform by analysing tens of data points every second to achieve higher levels of energy output and greater operational efficiency.

Hisham Albahkali, GE’s President & CEO for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, said: “The installation of GE’s Wind Turbine by Saudi Aramco, our long-term partner, underlines our commitment to promoting renewable energy in the Kingdom.  This state-of-the-art wind turbine is designed for challenging conditions. Building on our global operating experience in desert areas, we have worked with Saudi Aramco’s team to customise the turbine and optimise its performance for the Kingdom.”