GE's push to fix power turbine problem goes global

By Alwyn Scott

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I remember about 12 years ago, there was a huge push by the US government to urge the Japanese utilities to “seriously consider” gas turbines made by GE over those made by Mitsubishi Heavy and Alstrom. Very curious how the reliability data stacks up.

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You'll find that Marubeni are deeply invested with GE turbines, and even despite this news they are continuing to fumble ahead with GE, preferring these defective turbines over proven ones from other manufacturers. Senior management perhaps think that if they choose other manufacturers they are admitting they made a mistake choosing GE. I'm not sure the exact reliability but the HAs are particularly problematic.

I see that Trump is forcing GE turbines on the Iraqis too now (Siemens had an order cut by half due to a threat to reduce rebuilding lending if they didn't buy from GE).

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