GE and Brush sign service agreement

GE and Britain’s Brush Electrical Machines have announced a five-year agreement naming GE as the exclusive service provider for Brush turbogenerators powered by GE gas turbines in America.

GE Power Systems and Britain’s Brush Electrical Machines Ltd have announced a five-year agreement naming GE as the exclusive service provider for Brush turbogenerators powered by GE gas turbines in North America.

Brush and GE will work together to ensure the operational availability of Brush’s installed machines as well as new units entering service during the life of the agreement.

Brush has supplied in excess of 500 turbogenerator sets for GE turbine drives, providing a capacity of more than 25 gigawatts of power for base load and peaking duties for electricity generation across North America.

The new agreement covers generator parts, services (other than control equipment-related) and repairs for Brush generators driven by GE turbines in North America. No financial details of the agreement were disclosed.

‘This agreement was mainly driven by the synergies between GE’s broad service presence in North America and Brush’s desire to partner with a full-service provider for their generators,’ said Ricardo Artigas, president of GE Energy Services, the services unit of GE Power Systems.

‘By combining the operation and maintenance capabilities of GE and Brush, our customers will benefit from faster service response times and an expanded portfolio of service options,’ he added.