GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces U.K. Engineering Centre of Excellence

July 6, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has announced the opening of its Engineering Center of Excellence (CoE) for Oil & Gas and Safety in Luton, U.K. The center represents an expansion of the company’s commitment to the oil & gas industry, allowing GE Fanuc to test and provide complete solutions based on GE’s best of breed products.

“Customers in the oil & gas and safety industries are looking for a combination of products in a validated solution associated with domain expertise,” said Marcel Van Helten, market director infrastructure. “This is now available from a single location. The close cooperation between customers, engineering and marketing will drive better solutions to provide our customers with the ability to gain a sustainable advantage.”

The CoE will regularly host customer innovation sessions to improve the technical relationship between users and GE Fanuc’s combined engineering and technical marketing teams. It will be focused around process control solutions for the general process safety market and, specifically, solutions aimed at the oil & gas industry. including offshore production asset upgrades and optimization, solutions for offshore production vessels, onshore upstream and midstream applications. Areas of expertise will be IEC61508, communications, integration of intelligent instrumentation and operational optimization.