GE Announces Clarke Energy First Diesel Engine Sales & Service Provider

Peter Holliday (CE), Michael Smeeth (GE), Jamie Clarke (CE), (GE)and Greg Colombus (CE)

People from l-r Peter Holliday, CFO Clarke Energy, Michael Smeeth, Global Key Account Leader GE, Jamie Clarke, CEO Clarke Energy, Roger George, GE Waukesha Commercial Leader, Greg Columbus Main Board Director Clarke Energy (Australia)

  • First Sales and Services Agreement for GE’s Growing Diesel Engine Portfolio
  • Clarke Energy to Enhance Local Service Excellence for GE’s Diesel Engine Customers
  • Initiative Supports GE’s Strategy for Meeting Global Demand for Distributed Power

CINCINNATI—April 22, 2015—Seeking to ensure regional customer sales and services excellence for its growing diesel engine technology portfolio, GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has signed an agreement with U.K.-based Clarke Energy to serve as GE’s first authorised distributor for diesel sales and services with responsibility for stationary power generation in Australia, Nigeria and India.

The agreement comes as GE continues to rapidly expand its reciprocating engines technology offerings. In 2014, GE’s Distributed Power business introduced its new 2.6-megawatt (MW) 616 diesel engine and also integrated GE Transportation’s proven 228 and 250 diesel engine product lines for stationary power generation into its growing diesel engine portfolio.

“Our new agreement with Clarke Energy will strengthen our ability to meet the growing demand for distributed power in Australia, Nigeria and India, particularly in various industrial sectors,” said Darryl Wilson, vice president and chief commercial officer for GE’s Distributed Power business—GE Power & Water. “Having a reliable and respected company like Clarke Energy as our authorised distributor helps ensure our customers receive the best possible service after they purchase our diesel generator set. The life cycle service support the engines receive from the first moment of startup is a crucial element of our commitment to our customers.”

Clarke Energy is familiar with GE’s Distributed Power business, currently serving as an authorised distributor for Jenbacher gas engines sales and services in key growth regions including Australia, Nigeria and India. Prior to signing its new agreement, Clarke Energy already had been supporting GE’s diesel expansion strategy. In 2014, GE announced Clarke Energy would supply five of GE’s new 616 diesel engines to Flour Mills of Nigeria plc, representing the first sale globally of the 616 in this application.

“We are excited to formally begin this new chapter in our long history of partnering with GE to develop reliable distributed power projects around the world to help customers meet their local energy and environmental requirements,” said Jamie Clarke, CEO of Clarke Energy. “Our new diesel sales and services agreement with GE is a natural extension of our existing Jenbacher gas engine business relationship. This agreement gives us another excellent distributed power generation choice from GE to offer our customers in Australia, Nigeria and India.”

“We are excited to work with GE’s Distributed Power business and Clarke Energy to help our customers meet and maintain their distributed power needs with a complementary set of power generation products,” said Tina Donikowski, vice president of marine and stationary power—GE Transportation.  “Adding the V228 and V250 diesel stationary generators to the diesel engine portfolio provides operators with additional options that offer a legacy of highly reliable performance in some of the world’s toughest environments.”


For more information, contact:

Alex Marshall, Clarke Energy (UK), T +44 151 546 4446, M +44 7917 066 242

Susanne Reichelt, GE’s Distributed Power, T +43 5244 600 2382, M +43 664 80833 2328

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