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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:07:00 EST
LONDON - GE, a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games, today announced it has exceeded $1 billion in infrastructure sales over the past four Olympic Games. Since 2006, GE has worked closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues, health centers and surrounding commercial buildings. The technology provided aims to support the organizing committees' goals of building sustainable Olympic Games that improve the host city and provide state-of-the-art healthcare for Olympic athletes.
'GE partners closely with host cities to deliver a variety of critical healthcare, energy, power, water, lighting and transportation solutions for the Olympic Games,' said Jeff Immelt, chairman & CEO, GE. 'Hosting the Games is a transformational opportunity for every city and we are committed to work with the IOC and local Organizing Committees in Russia, Brazil and Korea to deliver advanced infrastructure solutions to help create a sustainable Olympic legacy for future generations.'
GE Olympic Games projects in London include:
2006-2010 GE Olympic Games infrastructure projects included:
Torino, 2006 Olympic Winter Games
GE provided a wide range of products and technology to support the major venues in Torino including:
* Lighting for Torino Esposizioni, the Olympic hockey venue, the slalom skiing venue in Sestriere, and throughout the Stadio Comunale di Torino
* 300 electronic reactors to reduce energy consumption by over 235,000KWh per year; Uninterruptible power supply for the city venues during the Games
Beijing, 2008 Olympic Summer Games
GE managed more than 400 infrastructure projects, touching all 37 official Beijing Games competition venues and 168 commercial buildings in and around Beijing including:
* Filtration technology for safe drinking water and rainwater recycling at the National Stadium ('Bird's Nest')
* 73 electrical substations to provide power at more than 50 Olympic Games venues
* 120 wind turbines to the Zhangbei and Shangyi wind farms north of Beijing, which supply energy to the Olympic Central Area
Vancouver, 2010 Olympic Winter Games
GE managed more than 120 infrastructure and healthcare technology projects in Vancouver including:
* Two high-tech Polyclinics (Vancouver and Whistler) that offered comprehensive healthcare for all Olympic and Paralympic athletes and officials during the Games
* A 64-slice CT Scanner for Whistler Health Centre, a first for the region that remained in place after the Games; digital imaging technology at competition venues to assist in more accurate return-to-play decisions by doctors and trainers
* Delivering more efficient transportation for CP Rail, the Official Freight Provider for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with GE Evolution Locomotive Engines which reduce emissions by 40% and reduce fuel use by 5% compared to previous locomotive engines.
GE & Future Olympic Games
GE is currently working with the organizing committees for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games to provide technologies for the infrastructure build for the Games.
For example, to help power the Games in Sochi, GE is providing advanced technology gas turbines. The two LMS100 PB aeroderivative units, featuring GE's latest emissions technology will provide both base load and peak load power for the Olympics. A key benefit of the new technology is that the units can start up in less than 10 minutes, about the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee. The project underscores a strong global demand for flexible, cost-effective and efficient electricity generation.
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