GE (NYSE:GE) today announced that it will build a new wind power education center in Shenyang, China. The approximately 500-square-meter facility will be built on the same campus as GE’s current manufacturing operation in Shenyang. Located in the largest city of Liaoning Province, the new education center will offer a variety of training courses intended for GE field personnel, customer technicians, subcontractors and other external stakeholders.
“As our business continues to grow globally, we’re proud to be investing in the future of the Chinese wind industry,” said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business. “We are fully committed to this important region, and the addition of more local, technical training will help our customers continue delivering high-quality, reliable power to China in the years ahead.”
Courses offered at the wind education center in Shenyang will focus on topics like wind turbine maintenance, troubleshooting and environmental health and safety (EHS). EHS training at the new center will adhere to common standards set by the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The center will also offer some non-technical skills training courses including sessions on leadership, strategy and career development.
Construction of the wind education center is scheduled to begin later this year, and the facility is expected to open in early 2016.
GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water’s six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.