GE is creating a “Center of Excellence” (COE) for manufacturing reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration spiral-wound membranes in its Minnetonka, Minn., facility.
To meet customer demands for improved overall membrane quality and reduced manufacturing costs, GE is substantially expanding and upgrading the equipment in the Minnetonka plant. As part of its overall strategy to build a COE to supply high rejection seawater and brackish membranes, last year GE relocated its element auto-winder from Watertown, Mass., to Minnesota. That equipment has been upgraded and it currently is operating in the Minnetonka plant.
The Minnetonka COE joins several other similar facilities worldwide, including a nearly $10 million GE Saudi Water & Process Technology Center that was inaugurated last year in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. This facility joins a GE COE in Dubai to help customers meet the growing water treatment and reuse requirements of the Middle East.
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