“This new joint venture directly aligns with GE’s strategic direction to design, manufacture and service product within the region or country in which they are used,” said Tim Schweikert, President of GE Transportation China. “GE will continue to supply key engine components for the final engine assembly such as turbocharger and fuel injection kits. Providing these key components also helps sustain approximately 120 U.S. manufacturing jobs.”
In October 2005, GE Transportation marked the formal beginning of its partnership with CSR Qishuyan by signing a strategic contract with China’s Ministry of Railways to supply 300, 6,250-horsepower Evolution Series HXN5 China Mainline Locomotives. Today more than 100 of these Evolution Series China Mainline Locomotives already have been produced by CSR Qishuyan and placed in revenue service by the Ministry of Railways.
There is significant opportunity for locomotive modernization in China. CSR produced more than half of the more than 12,000 diesel locomotives currently in service. Most diesel locomotives in China would benefit from advanced fuel-savings and emissions- reducing technologies. The Evolution Series locomotive diesel engines are GE’s most fuel-efficient and low emission diesel engines to-date and, thereby, support China’s green initiatives. The Evolution Series Locomotive is one of GE’s most prominent ecomaginationSM products. Ecomagination is a GE-wide initiative to help meet customer demand for more energy efficient products.
To learn more about GE’s announcements in China this week, visit http://www.ge.com/chinanews.
Filed under: FMR, News Tagged: | 3BL Media, Alternative Energy, China, Clean Fuel, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Diesel, Environment, GE, General Electric, Locomotive, Sustainability, United States