GE celebrates anniversary and expansion of water treatment technology center in Hungary

Oct. 17, 2012

OROSZLÁNY, Hungary — The ultrafiltration facility plays a critical role in meeting customers’ growing water and wastewater treatment needs.

OROSZLÁNY, Hungary — GE marked the 10th anniversary of GE’s Water & Process Technologies Global Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Oroszlány, which is the world’s largest ultrafiltration (UF)/membrane-bioreactor (MBR) module manufacturing site in the industry, according to a press release.

Since 2002, this facility has increased its production capacity tenfold with its growth underscoring the urgent need for municipalities and industrial users to treat and reuse water, both to conserve freshwater supplies and to lessen the impact of wastewater discharges, stated the release.

GE’s Oroszlány facility covers 80,000 m2 in area, has 870 employees and can produce 250 GE ZeeWeed* MBR systems annually.

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It plays a critical role in meeting customers’ growing water and wastewater treatment needs, noted the release. 

“This growth of our Oroszlány facility corresponds with Europe’s growing needs for better and more cost-effective water solutions,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO — water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “It is a tangible demonstration of GE’s commitment to serve its customers in the region and deliver outstanding products, services and support, while deepening GE’s already significant presence in Hungary.”

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The anniversary of GE’s Water & Process Technologies Center of Excellence in Oroszlány happens to coincide with the 20th anniversary of GE’s industry-leading ZeeWeed MBR water treatment technology as well as the 30th anniversary of the commercial introduction of MBR technology.

Read the entire press release here.

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