Across the UK, GE is pioneering the next generation of future technology, taking on the world's biggest challenges -
from building the turbines for the biggest wind farm in Europe to developing the power systems for hybrid/electric aircraft.
Explore virtually our Aviation, Renewables, Power, Healthcare and Grid Solutions businesses and projects in the UK by clicking
on the links to learn more.
GE Rugby manufactures steam turbines that are used in power generators. Across the world, GE's steam turbines
equip 41% of the world's power plants, from gas to nuclear and renewable sources. So next time when you boil the kettle,
it could be a GE turbine that is generating that electricity!
Did you ever wonder how you are able to watch Star Wars at 36 000 feet?
At GE Aviation Cheltenham, we make state-of-the-art aircraft power distribution and avionics systems.
Watch the video to learn how the manufacturing engineers are improving the way these panels get made.
GE Caledonian is an engine overhaul facility, which means that the engineers service and repair aircraft engines,
ensuring that they are safe to fly. One of their latest projects is the GE9X engine for the new Boeing 777X aeroplane.
Watch this video to learn more about this groundbreaking engine.
Dowty Propellers provides the propulsion systems for all sorts of aircraft, from regional airliners to military transport planes and
marine hovercraft. Dowty is embracing the development of zero-carbon transport, since propeller-powered aircraft are less polluting than
jet engines. We are excited about the next generation of electric and hybrid planes. Watch the video to learn more.
These engineers at Cardiff get to fix jet engines every day! In fact, each year, they service and repair over 500 aircraft engines. Watch
this video to learn about the people behind such an impressive feat.
GE Amersham is part of GE Healthcare, which specialises in Medical Diagnostic Imaging. These technologies help physicians in the early detection,
diagnosis and treatment of disease. This video explains how GE's digital technology is revolutionising healthcare and improving the availability of
information to doctors.
We are using more power nowadays than ever before, and need to transport the energy we produce further afield. GE Stafford is making sure that everyone
has access to energy when they need it, from factories to houses to shops, keeping the UK economy going. Watch this video to learn about the newest transmission
technology, how it is produced and tested.
HVDC means High Voltage Direct Current. Click here to learn more.
GE Renewable's Haliade-X is the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world, with blades of 107 meters long (more than the length of a football pitch!)
and a height of 248m. These will power the largest wind farm in Europe, approximately 130km from the Yorkshire Coast, with the capacity to
provide 4.5 million homes each year with clean energy, equivalent to 5% of the UK's energy generation.
What makes a grid "smart"? Whilst the "grid" refers to the infrastructure that delivers electricity from the power plant to your home which has been around since the 1890s,
the "smart grid" introduces a two-way exchange of information, and the end users and allows renewable energy & electric vehicles to enter the grid.
GE Energy software controls approx 80% of the UK energy network.
GE Energy ensures that electricity reaches our homes reliably and efficiently every day. The power generated by renewable energy sources (e.g. wind and solar)
is highly dependent on the weather and time of day. This challenge requires engineers to develop clever means of "balancing" the grid so that you can charge your
phone or switch on the lights whenever you like.
GE has a lot of offices in London, which are responsible for controlling the operations, the finances and the communications for GE in the UK.
GE Digital, also based in London, develops solutions for integrating technology into our modern lives. This video shows the role that GE played
in the 2012 Olympic Games, and gives you a feel for how GE products are used in so many aspects of our lives.
In the UK, we are using more and more energy, which means extra power plants need to be built in order to keep the lights on.
Hinkley Point C is a nuclear power plant being built by EDF, which provides carbon-free energy, and is expected to deliver around
7% of the UK's energy for the next 60 years.
GE will supply the two largest steam turbines ever built to be part of the power plant.
How do you think a wind turbine is transported? GE's Haliade-X is the world's biggest wind turbine, and it's nacelle (containing all the
generating components) weighs 727 tonnes! Watch the video to see it being moved. GE Renewables in Glasgow leads research into offshore renewable energy,
reducing the cost of wind energy and using robots to fix the turbines if they are damaged!
Mains power is very dangerous! And yet electricity is vital for our modern day lives. GE Monitoring & Diagnostics makes sure that electricity is
distributed safely and reliably, by developing devices that detect faults as soon as they occur. When was the last time you had a power cut? How long did it last?
GE Monitoring & Diagnostics technologies work to reduce power outages and keep us safe.
Meet our UK CEO, Kevin O'Neill
Here is a video from the Science Festival 2019, outside GE's Pavilion. GE is a great place to start your career in Engineering, Science or Software.
We offer apprenticeships, internships and graduate programs, which you can find more information about here
Engineers at GE
Meet some of our engineers working across different GE businesses in the UK. What kind of engineer would you like to be?