Guest post by Lucian Stoica, Research Engineer at GE’s Global Research Center in Munich Already as a child I dreamt of becoming a researcher, doing lots of experiments and trying out things. I’m proud to say I followed my heart and today I introduce myself as Lucian Stoica, Research Engineer and Doctor of Science, Romanian born but living and working in Germany at GE’s Global Research Center in Munich.
Archives for : March 2012
Energy saving, quality of light and new EU regulations supporting sustainability are key challenges and opportunities that municipalities and retail shops face when they invest in upgrading lighting systems. The GE Lighting’s Global Technology Center in Budapest developed an innovative, ceramic based solution that offers many of the advantages of LED technology in a more cost effective manner.
Guest post by Milan Šlapák, Commercial Director at GE Aviation Czech
„This is really just a beginning. My vision is that we create a center of excellence around turboprop engines here in Prague, along with the rest of our network of engineering and manufacturing capabilities,” says David Joyce, President and CEO at GE Aviation in Prague. On March 14, 2012 GE Aviation’s new H80 turboprop engine received type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for the engine to enter service in more applications, including the Thrush 510G aircraft. On December 13, 2011, the new engine had officially been launched and representatives of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) handed over their type certification.
Greece, Greece, Greece has been the headline lately. Let’s see the other side of the coin and take a look at what the world learned from the Greeks. From ancient times to modern days, people have always honored and praised the victorious athletes in the Olympic Games for their courage to compete, their determination to be the best and their constant strive to achieve great results. Then and now – part one of our series about the CEE region and the London Games of which GE is one of the 11 Olympic Worldwide Partners.
Today is the World Water Day. We need to consider and also call people's attention to the fact that despite calling Earth the “Blue Planet”, clean pure water is not a limitless resource. Freshwater represents only 2.5% of global water resources, 97,5% is saltwater. Furthermore, the world’s aquifers are being drained to lower and lower levels and surface water sources are becoming more challenging to treat for human consumption.
The Everyday Hero campaign, launched in September 2011 by Bank BPH, part of GE Capital Group, together with Polish TV station TVN and Internet portal Onet, was successful from the very beginning. At a time when the banking sector came under increasing scrutiny by different stakeholders, the campaign supported BPH’s centering on fairness and transparency and it brought the financial institute closer to the people by promoting a better understanding of the current economic environment. As a result, the bank was recognized as number one on fair play and trust in the Polish market by an Ipsos Marketing survey at the end of last year.
Guest post by Pawel Buczek, Mechanical Systems Sub-Section Manager at the Engineering Design Center (EDC), Warsaw
The first time I heard about the Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP), a special training program designed for fresh graduates by the GE Engineering Design Center (EDC) in Warsaw in Poland, I thought it would be a real challenge and I knew another opportunity like this might not come again soon. I became one of the three young engineers with whom the program started in 2006. Today, I am Sub-Section Manager in the aviation part of the Design Center where I lead a team of almost 40 engineers responsible for various engine lines.
“There are now around 800 smart grid projects all over the world. (…) a lot is going on and we tend to forget that there are already some energy companies which saw for themselves what makes sense and what doesn’t, and we should learn from their experiences,” said Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk, Global Smart Grid Technical Solutions Leader at GE Energy.
30 Women launched the Women’s Network Romania & Bulgaria Hub in February with an event at the GE office in Bucharest. The new Hub is co-chaired by GE Energy Region Executive South East Europe Carmen Neagu and GE Corporate Marketing Development Specialist Romania Adriana Mirela Mircea, both also editorial contributors to the GE for CEE blog.
Guest post by Andrea Szabóné Mészáros, Plant Leader at GE Energy Measurement & Control
In the same way that patients can be remotely monitored nowadays, industrial equipment can also benefit from this technology. This is what GE Measurement & Control business is doing at its newest remote condition monitoring center in Fót, Hungary. The center services customers from the United Kingdom to China and from the Central Europe region to Russia and east to Sakhalin Island. The machines that are being monitored are mainly critical assets such as steam and gas turbines, generators, compressors, pumps and extruders in petrochemical and power generation plants and in different oil & gas platforms.