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Knowledge

Rising To The Challenge Of Building A World That Works

The Africa Industrial Internet Programme

William Miller, GE Senior Leader for Learning and Development

“African Leadership Group is thrilled to be partnering with GE to build a new generation of digital leaders for Africa. We share GE’s passion for data, and what it can bring to the African continent and the world. The Programme enables mid-career engineers to build new skills in data analytics, data science, data engineering and data visualization. The programme is creating globally competitive, digital engineers right here in Africa, and we can’t wait to see their full impact on the continent”.

Fred Swaniker, Founder of African Leadership Group
which includes African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and ALX.

Earlier this year, GE Africa and the Africa Leadership University announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP) which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution. The 2020 cohort has enrolled 35 students from 8 countries across Africa, drawn from Oil & gas, transportation, power, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, telecoms and aviation industries.

Launched in 2018, the programme has empowered participants with essential skills for building applications for the Industrial Internet, which enables machine-to-machine communication that results in systems that can collect, analyze, and deliver data in real-time. Over the last two years, the rigorous training programme has graduated 64 students, of which 50 were fully sponsored by GE from a scholarship fund totalling US Dollars 500,000.

Healthcare

Rising To The Challenge Of Building A World That Works

The First Public Sector Comprehensive Cancer Center For East & Central Africa

Alexander Oketch, GE Healthcare – East Africa Projects Development Director

“KUTRRH is poised to become the only Public facility in East and Central African region to offer the comprehensive continuum of cancer care with the establishment of an MIC. This centre will have state of the art technologies that will help in early diagnosis and management of cancer that will be expected to increase the survivorship of cancer patients, reverse outbound medical tourism while at the same time increasing inbound medical tourism into Kenya. This marks a significant milestone in the health sector and is a part of the country’s Big Four Agenda that prioritises increased access to quality and affordable healthcare to achieve Universal Health Coverage.”

Professor Olive Mugenda, Chairperson of the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH)

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta recently commissioned Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH), which is set to host the first public sector comprehensive cancer center in East and Central Africa. The launch was also marked by the President’s laying of a foundation stone for an Integrated Molecular imaging Centre (IMIC) and Hospitality Centre. The IMIC is a unique facility for the early diagnosis and monitoring treatment of cancer, being equipped by GE Healthcare.

GE will construct and equip the center with molecular imaging equipment including PET CT to create 3D pictures of the inside of the body and help show up areas of cell activity SPECT CT, which helps show the blood flow to tissues and organs and can help show tumors, and MRI scanners, as well as a Cyclotron so that KUTRRH can create its own radioisotope imaging agents. In addition, GE will -partner with KUTRRH to provide specialized, on-the-job training for the cancer center – team over an 18-month period.

GE is rising to the challenge of building a world that works in Africa

Gas Power

Rising To The Challenge Of Building A World That Works

Restoring Up To 360MW In Nigeria Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenneth Oyakhire, Nigeria, Managing Director - Services, Sub Sahara Africa at GE Gas Power

“Being Nigeria’s largest electricity generating company, with a total installed capacity of 4.0 gigawatts (GW), representing about 35% of Nigeria’s generating capacity, we are committed to strengthening Nigeria's power sector, despite the unexpected logistical challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director, NDPHC

GE Gas Power recently successfully completed rehabilitation of three 9E.03 gas turbines, at two Niger Delta Power Holding Company’s (NDPHC) Power Plants in Calabar and Sapele, Nigeria. These operations reduced the risk of unplanned downtime of its power generation equipment, enabling the plants to reliably secure and restore the supply of up to 360 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid, the equivalent electricity needed to power approximately two million Nigerian homes. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, GE and NDPHC worked together to swiftly implement safety procedures to ensure a safe and on-time execution.

The outages involved stage three bucket changeouts on three 9E gas turbines as well as additional combustion inspections. Engineers from GE and FieldCore, the field services execution company owned by GE, worked together and in close collaboration with NDPHC  to implement additional safety measures and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, including frequent disinfections at the site, physical distancing, standard passive and active temperature screenings for personnel, and the use of personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves.

The people of GE are committed to waking each day, rolling up their sleeves, and helping to build a world that works.

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