According to the agreement, signed through GE Oil & Gas’ Italian entity Nuovo Pignone S.p.A., ZKMK will perform repair services on GE’s range of high efficiency, high performance gas turbines and centrifugal compressors installed in Kazakhstan and neighboring countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.
GE Oil & Gas will provide ZKMK with the technical training and services necessary to support the localized services operation. In exchange, ZKMK will invest in the modification of its Uralsk manufacturing facility to ensure that GE Oil & Gas’ installed fleet in the region, which includes over 50 gas turbines and 40 centrifugal compressors, can be maintained at peak performance levels for customers.The agreement supports the companies’ intention to jointly finalize a gas turbine localization strategy to produce, assemble, supply and service the GE10/2 11-plusMW range of gas turbines in Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region.
Claudi Santiago, president and CEO, GE Oil & Gas said: “Our agreement with ZKMK reflects GE’s ‘company to country’ localization commitment, providing our customers in Kazakhstan and Central Asia with greater access to our world-class oil and gas engineering services expertise. ZKMK is a highly regarded Kazak engineering champion and a great partner for GE. Working together, we will deliver a compelling oil and gas services offering to ensure that the mission-critical equipment GE supplies to customers in Kazakhstan and across Central Asia is maintained at peak performance.”