GE Energy has signed two new Jenbacher gas engine distributor and service agreements with energy services companies in Russia, Intma of Moscow and Vapor of St. Petersburg.

Intma is an engineering services/general contractor for power stations and production automation systems, while Vapor specializes in the engineering of sophisticated combined heat and power (CHP) applications.

Within the scope of the agreement, Intma’s sales and service territory covers the Ural region. Intma will focus on expanding the role of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines for industrial applications including associated petroleum gas power generation projects for oil producers, coal mine gas power plants, waste-gas systems for the metals industry and GE’s natural gas-powered cogeneration/CO2 fertilization systems for the commercial greenhouses.

Meanwhile, Vapor will support customers in Kaliningrad Oblast and the North and North/West regions, in addition to St. Petersburg. Vapor is exploring additional potential opportunities to help the food industry, greenhouse operators and other manufacturers overcome power shortages in specific regions by installing Jenbacher units and is also working with industrial and municipal customers to install modern district heating/CHP systems.

With the authorized distributors Power Solutions and Max Motors already in place, GE now has four authorized Jenbacher gas engine distributors in Russia.

In March 2009, GE Energy announced the opening of a new engineering sales, service and technology center in Moscow and plans to build a new power technology center in the Kaluga region, about 180 kilometers southwest of Moscow. GE’s Kaluga Power Technology Center will initially provide services for GE power generation equipment installed in Russia and the CIS region.

These agreements also support the country’s efforts to modernize its power generation and delivery infrastructure while reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions, GE says.