GE was one of the first American companies established in Vietnam in 1993, even before the U.S. embargo was lifted. GE first set up a representative office in Hanoi that year, and another subsequently in Ho Chi Minh City in 2001, working in partnership with local organizations. In 2003, GE established GE Vietnam Ltd., a 100% GE capital investment that offers a wide range of after-sales services for medical, electrical and energy equipment.
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GE Vietnam currently employs approximately 2000 people and offers products and services in Oil & Gas, Power, Renewable Energy, Energy Connections, Healthcare and Aviation sectors.
In 2015, we have begun the alliance that brings Alstom Power and Grid into the GE family. In May 2016, GE acquired the Heat Recovery Steam Generator business of Doosan Engineering and Construction in Dung Quat, Quang Ngai. Today we are a more focused and vital industrial company, better able to provide for our customers’ power needs. It is a huge leap forward in GE’s evolution into a digital industrial company.
We operate across a number of business sectors in Vietnam:
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. GE's advanced aircraft engines power more than half the aircraft in ASEAN and Vietnam is no exception. Utilizing proprietary modern technologies, GE is able to provide Vietnamese airlines with the same reliability, quality, and assurances equally enjoyed by other top airlines in the region—making flying safe and comfortable for passengers, and air travel gentle on the environment.
- One of our earliest customers, Vietnam Airlines, used CFM International’s (a joint venture between Safran and GE) CFM56-5B engines to power 10 of its Airbus A320 aircraft since the mid-90's. As a testament to its quality and reliability, the engines have logged over 129,000 flight hours with no in-flight shutdowns and have a 99.9% dispatch reliability rate besides being the most economical of the A320 power plants to operate.
- In 2015, Vietnam Airlines plans to take a bold step forward when it receives the first of its 19 Boeing 787- 9 Dreamliner aircraft, powered by GE’s new GEnx jet engine. The GEnx, among the world’s most fuel- efficient engines, is also the world’s only jet engine to feature a carbon fiber front fan system and other unique technology features.
- Seven Boeing 777 aircraft powered with GE90-94B engines were leased by Vietnam Airlines, of which 5 are still in operation. Vietnam Airlines' GE90-94B-powered Boeing 777 aircraft is the first longer-range aircraft to enter service with the airline with unmatched flexibility and reliability to undertake non-stop extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) for non-stop flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Paris.
- VietJet already operates 15 single-aisle Airbus A320 aircraft, powered by CFM56 engines produced by CFM International. VietJet also has another 21 CFM-powered A320/A321 and 42 A320neo aircraft on order. The best-selling CFM56 engine is the propulsion workhorse of the airline industry, powering most single-aisle airplanes. During President Obama’s visit to Vietnam, VietJet also signed a deal to purchase 100 B737-MAX aircraft equipped with LEAP-1B engines of CFM International.
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. In Vietnam, GE Healthcare provides state-of-the-art medical equipment for large hospitals such as the 108 Hospital, Friendship Hospital, Viet Duc Hospital, FV Hospital, Viet Sing Clinic, Bach Mai Hospital and numerous provincial facilities. More than half of all clinics and hospitals in Vietnam have at least one piece of GE medical technology/equipment.
- In November 2014, GE introduced a new suite of innovative solutions for the survival and growth of newborns across Vietnam. The new series of “Lullaby” infant care products will increase access to these critical life-saving devices, particularly in primary care or low-resource settings.
- GE Healthcare and Bach Mai Hospital signed a MOU in 2015 to introduce a new education program at the Hanoi-based hospital, aimed at improving patient connectivity and clinical decision making. The collaboration includes $250K in patient monitors, which will be used to help train Vietnamese clinicians from across the country on how to better utilize patient monitors to improve patient care, specifically in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. In March, GE Healthcare introduced its new CARESCAPE R860 ventilator, which can help reduce the risk of harming the patients as a result of mechanical ventilation.
- GE Healthcare and Vietnam National Heart Institute co-hosted a medical education seminar with well- known experts in the field. It is the first event hosted by GE Healthcare’s recently launched Ultrasound School, a virtual institution directly under its ASEAN Healthcare Learning Institute, dedicated to the education and training of Vietnamese clinicians in the use of ultrasound equipment.
- In April 2016, GE Healthcare introduced a new CT scanner in its Revolution family of CT scanners, designed to be 40% more affordable than previous generation systems. The portfolio introduces Clarity panel detector, exclusively developed for this product to improve image resolution, along with Smart Dose technologies to lower radiation dose by up to 36% while preserving high image quality.
- In July 2016, GE Healthcare and Viet Duc Hospital, in collaboration with VSA and Viet Medical, launched the Simulation Training Lab for Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Viet Duc Hospital. This is the first simulation training lab in Vietnam, where medical students, trainees, anesthesiologists have the opportunity to go through a simulation of a real-life situation and practice with modern equipment systems.
- In November 2016, for the first time in Vietnamese market, GE Healthcare's 3D InveniaTM ABUS was launched by Vinmec Hospital in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Invenia ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound System) is an innovative breast cancer screening solution for women with dense breast tissue. When used in addition to mammography, Invenia ABUS can improve breast cancer detection by 55 percent over mammography alone.
- In March 2018, GE Healthcare in collaboration with Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and T.D Medical Company launch the new Advanced Imaging Training Center, offering radiologists, radiographers and clinicians technical and hands-on training with GE’s Enterprise Imaging Software
- In May 2018, GE Healthcare and VietMedical have partnered with University Medical Center (UMC) to launch the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Simulation Center in Ho Chi Minh City which is the second of its kind in the country, following the successful model launched at Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi since July 2016
GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. GE Power is transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.
- GE signed its first heavy duty gas turbines for Phu My 2-1 power plant in 1995 followed by some additional equipment contracts for Phu My 4, Phu My 2-1 add on, Phu My 2-1 ext add on and Nhon Trach 1 combined cycle power plant.
- In 2015, GE signed a contract to supply two circulating fluidized bed boiler (CFB) to Thang Long power plant. These are the largest CFB boilers in Vietnam providing clean coal power to the Vietnam grid.
- The 600MW Thang Long Thermal Power Plant is the country’s first large-scale independent power producer (IPP) powered by two 300MW circulating fluidized bed boilers of GE Steam Power. The plant is able to generate sufficient power that powers 3.4 million Vietnamese households. Since the two units’ COD in 2018, the performance results were higher than the guaranteed boiler efficiency at 88.4% HHV. Unit 1 performed at a rate of 90.248%, while Unit 2 performed at 89.908%.
- Petrovietnam selected two sets of high-efficiency steam turbines and generators from GE for the new Long Phu 1 coal-fired thermal power plant in Soc Trang. Once online, the plant can generate 1,200 MW, the equivalent power needed to supply approximately four million Vietnamese homes.
- In November 2015, GE’s Power Services business announced the upgrading of GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine at Phu My Power Plant in Vietnam which marks GE’s first services order after acquiring Alstom’s Power and Grid businesses.
- In May 2016, GE Power acquired the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) business of Doosan Engineering & Construction for $250 million. The Doosan Engineering & Construction HRSG acquisition will help GE Power meet the growing demand for its combined cycle power plant solutions, which utilize HRSG technology, and continue to leverage its expanded customer offerings.
- In April 2017, GE unveiled GE’s Energy Ecosystem portfolio and full range of energy solutions from power generation, to digital solutions, storage technology and financing to support Vietnam’s national energy agenda to deliver affordable, reliable, and more sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of energy.
- Also, during the Prime Minister’s visit to US, GE signed deals with Vietnamese partners during Vietnam Prime Minister visit to US, include a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop 1500 megawatts (MW) new gas power plants and a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) on 800 MW Phu Cuong Wind Farm in Soc Trang.
GE Renewable has one of the broadest and deepest renewables portfolios in the industry, with one of the world’s largest installed bases of renewable power generation. From single components to turnkey projects, GE is deploying its century worth of experience in renewable power generation to help customers improve the performance of their assets over their entire lifecycle.
- In 2007, GE signed a contract to supply electromechanical equipment for the largest hydro power plant in South East Asia—the 2,400 MW Son La hydro power plant that came into operation three years earlier than planned. Subsequently, GE also signed a number of contracts for hydro power plants that make GE a leading company in the hydro market in Vietnam.
- In 2009, GE established a manufacturing plant in the seaport city of Hai Phong in response to the growing global demand for power generation equipment and in support of cleaner energy production. The factory’s operation runs the gamut of the production line, from the 1.X Wind Turbine Generator and 2.X Wind Turbine Generator to electrical control systems components as well as fabrication components. The multiple production lines in the factory continue to grow steadily from year to year. The factory is a significant contributor to the GE's localization strategy and has, to date, accounts for 20% average of the local content produced at the Hai Phong plant. Since early 2016, GE has to transform GEHP into a Brilliant Factory with baseline 2.5 Lean x 2.0 Digital. In late 2016, the factory achieved 4.0 Lean x 3.5 Digital, the productivity increased by 15%, manufacturing output increased by 10%. It is 1 of 7 Brilliant Factories and the first one the ASEAN region.
- GE Renewable plays a key role in the development of Vietnam’s first wind farm in Bac Lieu province, Mekong Delta. GE supplied 62 wind turbines, totaling over 99 MW of power generation capacity. The first phase of this wind farm was connected to the national grid in June 2013.
- In March 2015, GE was officially chosen as the provider of 14 turbines in Phase I of Tay Nguyen Wind Farm project, located in Dak Lak province. The project will be the largest capacity wind farm in Vietnam with total capacity up to 120 MW, after its three phases are completed in 2020.
- In May 2016, GE signed a MOU with The Ministry of Industry and Trade to accelerate the development of renewable energy in Vietnam. This collaboration aims to develop a minimum of 1,000 MW of new wind farms by 2025, enough to power approximately 1.8 million Vietnamese homes. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and U.S. President Barack Obama witnessed the signing ceremony.
- In August 2016, GE signed contract to supply and install electromechanical equipment for Da Nhim Hydropower Station Expansion project. Accordingly, a new generator unit with the rated capacity of 80 MW installed will help increase the station’s capacity from 160 MW currently to 240 MW. Expected to start commercial operation in Q4/2018, Da Nhim hydropower plant is calculated to provide additionally 99 million kWh per year to national power grid compared to the current power output of 1,026 kWh per year.
- In September 2016, GE Energy Financial Services signed a term sheet with Mainstream Renewable Power to develop, build and operate large scale wind power plants in Vietnam. The aim of the agreement is to compliment the 1GW initiative that GE and Ministry of Industry and Trade signed in May 2016 to accelerate large-scale Vietnamese wind project build-out. In response to the agreement, in mid- November, GE and Mainstream signed a cooperation agreement with Phu Cuong Group to jointly develop, build, and operate 800MW Phu Cuong wind farm in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.
- In November 2016, GE completed Unit 3 of Lai Chau hydropower plant in which the team was responsible for the design, supplying, guiding the installation, and commissioning of three 400MW Francis hydro turbines, the generator, speed governor, as well as the static excitation and plant control systems one year ahead of schedule.
- In 2017, GE Renewable Energy team got closer to the next stage of the 1GW wind energy initiative with significant projects in the pipeline, and an MOU signed with IBS in December.
We value partnerships:
GE has long-term partnerships with Vietnam local companies and organizations such as Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Electricity, Vietnam Railways, Petro Vietnam, state- owned and private hospitals.
- In May 2015, as part of the continuing celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the normalization of bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam, GE co-organized with U.S. Consulate General and Vietnam Investment Review a clean energy conference themed “Smart Solutions for Vietnam” in Ho Chi Minh City. With the participation of over 200 government officials, business leaders, investors and experts from both countries, the conference created an open dialogue for participants to discuss challenges, benefits and solutions in pursuing green energy sustainability in Vietnam.
- In 2015, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA) aimed at enhancing the agency’s understanding of light water reactor technology and nuclear project management. The agreement calls for GEH and VAEA to cooperate in promoting the training and development of qualified human resources associated with the civilian nuclear power program in Vietnam.
Partner for Talent and Leadership Development:
- In August 2012, GE Healthcare signed a MOU with Ministry of Health. Under the MOU, GE will work closely with the Ministry of Health to cooperate on a study to assess the feasibility of local manufacturing of medical devices for the domestic market and the factors necessary to attract large-scale investments. Both parties are working together to offer training and employment opportunities for Vietnamese doctors and medical staff.
- In September 2014, GE and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) signed a MOU to collaborate on enhancing training opportunities and developing highly qualified human resources in the fields of science and technology. Furthermore, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) signed a sub-MOU with HUST to cooperate in the field of nuclear engineering and technology.
- GE is one of the two U.S. companies funding the Vietnam-U.S. Education Task Force that makes
- In October 2016, GE Oil & Gas University held its first localized training course for 26 young, high potential oil & gas professionals from Petrovietnam. This one-month course was a part of GE’s local commitment to support Vietnam in capability building. Specifically, it was an investment of GE and PetroVietnam to ensure the next generation of oil & gas professionals have the skills, knowledge and insights needed to be able to succeed in an ever-changing environment.
We invest in people:
- Employee Training: Globally, GE invests $1 billion each year on training and education, making us the world’s best company for leaders in 2015. GE offers numerous developments, training and leadership programs to its employees across the region. These opportunities include our Commercial Leadership Program, Financial Management Program, GE Engineering Management Program, internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and technical and soft skill training for businesses personnel.
- Balance the Equation campaign: In 2017, GE is launching a global initiative called “Balance the Equation” (BTE) to promote women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The program aims at having 20,000 women fill STEM roles at GE by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation for all our technical entry-level programs.
- GE Foundation: The GE Foundation donated over $211,750 in financial assistance to 15 economically disadvantaged first year Vietnamese university students. GE Foundation also contributed $300,000 while establishing the cooperation program between Vietnam National University ‘s and Duke University’s Master Program in Public Policy for Environment Protection in Vietnam.
- GE Volunteers Network: Every day, GE employees help to improve the communities where we live and work through charitable contributions, mentorship programs and volunteering efforts. In 2011, 200 GE Vietnam employees donated over 1,650 hours across five different projects.
- GE Volunteers Vietnam has also brought the “Comfort4Kids” program (a company-wide volunteer effort supporting pediatric patients, which takes place in over 150 GE locations around the world) to the country since January 2013. The children, ranging from 3 to 8 years old, were treated to a session of enriching activities such as stuffed toy making, storytelling, and received gifts like crayons, coloring books, and other craft-making tools. The program has been implemented at Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatric, National Hospital of Pediatric II, HCMC and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.