Turkey, Istanbul: General Electric (GE) has announced that it will transform its power transformers factory in Gebze, Turkey during a special ceremony which also marked the inauguration of the largest power transformer test lab in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region, which will be located within the power transformers factory.
The $20M investment in the Gebze factory will also increase its manufacturing capacity, GE stated in a press release.
Thanks to the newly inaugurated test lab, GE will also increase the power and voltage of its transformers. Despite the maximum voltage of 380 kV in the Turkish grid, the new lab will be capable of testing transformers of up to 800 kV.
The power transformers factory in Gebze is one of GE's largest power transformer facilities in the world, which exports 85% of the total production.