GE Expands Gas Engines Presence in Latin America with New Distributor
Supporting Latin America’s mounting need to provide industrial and commercial operators with reliable power at or near the point of use, GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has signed an agreement with PEGSA to serve as GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. This agreement covers sales and service for Jenbacher products and genuine parts, including expert field technicians and factory warranties.
The agreement comes as GE continues to rapidly expand its Jenbacher technology offerings in Latin America. Hundreds of Jenbacher gas engines are installed across the region and provide reliable power on a wide variety of natural gas fuels, from biogas to coal-bed methane. The engines generate site and backup power for critical operations such as hospitals and data centers as well as in agricultural, landfill and wastewater plants. Throughout Colombia and Central America, Jenbacher gas engines provide over 85 megawatts (MW) of power in various cogeneration, oilfield and biogas power applications. The engines provide power operations in many sectors, including petroleum, textiles, palm oil, cement, pharmaceuticals, plastics and paper and can deliver energy recovery with environmental and cost benefits by converting a site’s waste into energy.
PEGSA is currently the authorized Colombian distributor for GE’s Waukesha gas engines, another product line for GE’s Distributed Power business, and has extensive experience installing, servicing and designing hundreds of gas engine power plants for numerous energy and industrial companies. With headquarters in Bogota and service centers in five locations throughout the region, PEGSA provides lifetime engine maintenance through its network of local, highly skilled field technicians and access to direct factory support.
“Our new agreement with PEGSA provides companies needing power throughout Colombia and Central America with an excellent partner for the entire duration of their operations,” said Pedro Weiss, Latin America region leader for GE’s Distributed Power business. “PEGSA is a highly respected name in the region that provides customers with a life cycle of care, from installation and design through the lifetime service of the engine.”
As the gas delivery infrastructure continues to develop in Colombia and Central America, opportunities are created for many commercial and industrial companies to shift to gas-powered equipment. This change can offer operators reduced fuel costs and lower emissions compared to other fuel sources.
“Access to reliable, cost-friendly power is needed to grow the local economies in Colombia and Central America,” said Pedro Gomez, president of PEGSA. “We at PEGSA are excited to be part of this growth by partnering with customers who need steady on-site or backup power to grow their operations without having to worry about interruptions from the grid.”
This announcement comes one year after GE officially launched its Distributed Power business for Latin America in Mexico City.
Source: GE Newsroom
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