General Electric

Brilliant Factory

General Electric’s new state-of-the-art gas engine plant is one of the most advanced in GE’s global operations and the first of its kind in Canada.

“It’s a plant that is reimagining how we manufacture. It incorporates all the concepts of lean: speed with excellent quality — coupled with everything that is now available and that is coming down the pipe in digital technology, with the latest in software developments.”*

— Elyse Allan, GE Canada CEO

HH Angus provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security, IT, lighting and vertical transportation consulting. The multi-modal plant manufactures gas engines that are coupled with either air or gas compressors, or with electric generators. The engines are distributed worldwide, primarily outside North America, in the oil and gas industry.

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Security and IT Design | Vertical Transportation Consulting | Lighting Design


PROJECT FEATURES
Size: 450,000 ft2 | Status: Completed 2018


LOCATION 
Welland, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Multi-model plant | Plant is fully air-conditioned to  prevent "flash rust" | Test cell scope added later | Met aggressive schedule for working drawings | LEED Silver Certified


Custom HVAC control

The plant is fully air-conditioned to prevent ‘flash rust’, which can occur during machining of items such as crankshafts and connecting rods if humidity levels are not carefully controlled.

Industrial and support spaces

In addition to the main assembly and machine areas, three test cells, warehouse space, and paint areas, the plant also features front of house spaces such as offices, staff support, fitness centre, customer areas, hoteling for visiting customers and GE staff, conference rooms, etc.

Expanding our scope

HH Angus’ project scope was increased to include the physical design of a significant new Test Cell addition to the plant, and to ensure Canadian compliance. The three test cells are connected to the main plant for testing engines prior to delivery. We met an aggressive schedule to produce working drawings for tender.