GE to build vertical subsea trees at Batam facility

GE (NYSE:GE) plans to expand its Batam manufacturing facility with a high bay for construction of a new line of subsea wellhead equipment.

Offshore staff

JAKARTA, Indonesia – GE (NYSE:GE) plans to expand its Batam manufacturing facility with a high bay for construction of a new line of subsea wellhead equipment.

The production of vertical subsea trees will be a first for GE in the Asia/Pacific region.

“GE Oil & Gas has invested more than $12 million in Batam since 2011 for plant expansion, technology upgrades, and the new high bay workshop,” said Visal Leng, regional general manager of GE Oil & Gas Asia Pacific. “We invest not only in physical assets and equipment, but also in building local capability through the transfer of knowledge and expertise from our global sites to the Batam team.”

The construction of the high bay is due for completion in June 2013, with the production of the subsea trees expected to start in November 2013.

5/15/2013

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