GE acquires MJ Harden Associates

GE Power Systems announced yesterday that it has acquired MJ Harden Associates, Inc, a leader in geospatial data management and integration services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

GE Power Systems announced yesterday that it has acquired MJ Harden Associates, Inc (MJH) of Kansas City, Missouri, a leader in geospatial data management and integration services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

MJH specialises in geographic information system (GIS) solutions for a wide range of industries including pipelines and utilities.

MJ Harden will become part of the pipeline integrity services division of PII Pipeline Solutions. Based in the U.K., PII was acquired by GE in 2002 and is a member of GE Power Systems’ Oil & Gas business.

‘The acquisition combines PII’s engineering knowledge and best practices for pipeline integrity management with MJH’s software and data management capabilities,’ said Claudi Santiago, president of GE Oil & Gas.

‘We are confident that we are now ideally positioned to help our global customers with more informed decision-making, leading to greater efficiency in their day-to-day pipeline maintenance operations and planning,’ added Santiago.

Key services provided by MJH include consulting, database design, data conversion and integration, software application development, photogrammetry and digital mapping. Primary industries served include oil and gas transmission, oil, gas and municipal utilities, pipeline construction, and government.