GE’s Distributed Power business has signed an agreement with UK-based Clarke Energy to serve as an authorised distributor for diesel sales and services with responsibility for stationary power generation in Australia, Nigeria and India.
The agreement comes as GE continues to expand its reciprocating engines technology offerings and regional customer sales.
In 2014, GE’s Distributed Power business introduced its new 2.6MW 616 diesel engine and integrated GE Transportation’s 228 and 250 diesel engine product lines for stationary power generation into its growing diesel engine portfolio.
Vice president and chief commercial officer for GE’s Distributed Power business—GE Power & Water, 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 and respected 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 lifecycle service support the engines receive from the first moment of start-up is a crucial element of our commitment to our customers,” Wilson added.
Distribution of diesel engines
Clarke Energy is familiar with GE’s Distributed Power business, currently serving as an authorised distributor for Jenbacher gas engines sales and services in key growth regions including Australia, Nigeria and India.
Prior to signing its new agreement, Clarke Energy had been supporting GE’s diesel expansion strategy. In 2014, GE 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.
CEO of Clarke Energy Jamie Clarke commented: “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,” Clarke added.
Tina Donikowski, vice president of marine and stationary power at GE Transportation said: “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.”